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Czech Republic: At least 50 injured as trains collide near Horazdovice00:48

Czech Republic: At least 50 injured as trains collide near Horazdovice

Czech Republic, Horazdovice
August 4, 2015 at 01:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least fifty people were injured, fifteen of them hospitalised, after two express trains collided at a station near the Czech town of Horazdovice, Tuesday.

The last two carriages of a passenger train derailed after setting off and hit a standing train which was going in the opposite direction, injuring fifty passengers, seven of which with serious injuries. In total, some 200 passengers were on board the two trains.

Three helicopters and seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene to assist passengers. Railway traffic has been suspended in both directions.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Czech Republic: At least 50 injured as trains collide near Horazdovice00:48
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At least fifty people were injured, fifteen of them hospitalised, after two express trains collided at a station near the Czech town of Horazdovice, Tuesday.

The last two carriages of a passenger train derailed after setting off and hit a standing train which was going in the opposite direction, injuring fifty passengers, seven of which with serious injuries. In total, some 200 passengers were on board the two trains.

Three helicopters and seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene to assist passengers. Railway traffic has been suspended in both directions.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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