Two Trains Collide Near Karlovy Vary, Two People Reported Dead

Prague Morning

According to media reports, the accident happened on the line from Pernink to Karlovy Vary.

The two trains that collided were the 17110 (Karlovy Vary – Johanngeorgenstadt, Regionova) and 17113 in the opposite direction (RegioShark).

Two people were killed and dozens more injured after two trains collided head-on in the Czech Republic, local television reported.

Jan Kučera, Inspector General of the Railway Inspectorate said at least one person died immediately after the crash.

The accident took place on the line which connects Pernink village with Nový Hamry near the spa town of Karlovy Vary. One of the trains left Johanngeorgenstadt to Karlovy Vary at 15:10 local time, while the second went in the opposite direction.

A spokesman for Karlovy Vary firefighters said 11 fire brigades attended the incident, which happened about 1000 metres from Pernink station.

“We sent five crews to the scene and activated two helicopters,” Radek Hes said to Idnes.cz.

According to the Railway Inspectorate’s spokesman, an investigation into the causes of the accident is underway.

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