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Three individuals killed and eight severely injured in Czech prepare crash

Three individuals died and eight had been severely injured on Wednesday when a Munich-to-Prague categorical prepare ran by means of a cease sign and collided with a neighborhood commuter prepare within the Czech Republic, Czech authorities stated.

A number of passengers had been taken by helicopters to hospitals from the crash web site close to the western Czech village of Milavce, the regional rescue service stated. Fifty individuals suffered lighter accidents not requiring speedy therapy.

A police spokeswoman stated three individuals had been killed. She couldn’t affirm native media stories that the useless included the drivers of the 2 trains and one passenger.

Both trains involved in the incident remained upright on or near the tracks.
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Each trains concerned within the incident remained upright on or close to the tracks.

“The Ex 351 went by means of a sign indicating Cease … and collided with a passenger prepare,” Transport Minister Karel Havlicek stated on Twitter, referring to the categorical prepare.

The trains collided shortly after eight a.m. close to Milavce, 140 km (85 miles) southwest of the capital Prague.

The quick prepare struck a neighborhood prepare touring from Plzen to Domazlice, stated a spokesman for Ceske Drahy (Czech Railways) which operates each trains. He stated the 2 prepare drivers had been each Czech.

A Reuters photographer described the smashed driver’s cabin within the categorical prepare’s locomotive and the wrecked entrance of the native prepare. Each trains remained upright on or close to the tracks.

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