1 Killed, 35 Injured After Two Trains Collide Near Prague

One person was killed and dozens injured when two trains collided in the Czech Republic’s second fatal rail crash this month, officials said.

The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate said the accident occurred near the station of Český Brod located just east of Prague shortly after 21.30 p.m. It said the passenger train smashed into the standing freight train.

The regional rescue service said up to 35 passengers were injured. Some were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

One of the train drivers died in the crash, CTK news agency reported.

There were around 100 people on board the train at the time of the accident.

The major track linking the capital with the eastern part of the country is expected to be closed until Wednesday morning, the Czech Railways said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

Another train collision killed two people and injured 24 in the northwest of the country near the border with Germany on July 7.

Rescuers work at the scene of a passenger and freight trains collision in Cesky Brod, east of Prague, – Copyright Michal Kamaryt/AP


Rescuers help passengers at the scene of a passenger and freight train collision in Cesky Brod, Czech Republic, east of Prague, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Dozens of passengers are injured in the collision. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK via AP)



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