One killed, dozens injured in second Czech train collision

One killed, dozens injured in second Czech train collision
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  • calendar-gray 15 July 2020

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

A passenger train and a freight train collided near Cesky Brod, 34 km (20 miles) east of Prague, on Tuesday evening, emergency services said. Rescue crews worked through the night.

At least 35 people were injured, two of them severely and eight seriously, the fire rescue service said. One of the train drivers died in the crash.

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

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