The head-on collision of two passenger trains on a route through the ore mountains between the Czech Republic and Germany there have been Deaths and injuries. A German and a Czech, were killed, as a spokesperson for the police in Karlovy vary (Karlovy Vary) confirmed. After a final balance sheet of the rescue service 9 people were also heavy and 15 slightly injured.
"It is obvious that there has been human error," said the Czech Minister of transport, Karel Havlicek of the CT transmitter. He was rushed in the evening to the scene of the incident. The police arrested one of the two train drivers. The suspicion loud on reckless endangerment of the General public, said a spokeswoman for the German press Agency.
The man should be left to the first findings early. He was next to the tracks, sat, and said, "What have I done, what have I done," reported an eye-witness of the newspaper "Pravo". Also the railway Inspectorate started an investigation to the cause of the disaster.
The a train was on the single track route from the West Bohemian Bäderort Karlovy vary, in Saxony, Johann Georg town, the other in the reverse direction. Many of the travelers wanted to make a trip to the mountains. The winding and hilly path leads over the ore mountain comb. The two trains should cross only at the next station.
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The crash site in a forest between the municipalities of Pernink and Nove Hamry was for the rescuers difficult to access. The fire brigade had to carry the injured over the tracks on foot in the next station. Several rescue helicopters were deployed, including one from Saxony, in order to bring the injured in hospitals.
photos was to see that the two Drivers were completely demolished. The operation on the route is carried out in a simplified operation without special technical facilities. The maximum speed is 90 kilometers per hour limited.
the Czech Republic has according to Eurostat, one of the most dense railway networks in Europe. However, large parts of the infrastructure are out of date. Two years ago, the court noted that 35 percent of the rolling stock is older than 30 years.Date Of Update: 08 July 2020, 00:19