Two individuals are killed and as much as 50 injured after trains collide in Czech Republic
- Police mentioned the crash occurred shortly after 8am within the city of Milavce
- Excessive-speed practice connecting metropolis of Plzen with Munich struck a neighborhood practice
- Native media reporting that as much as 50 individuals are estimated to have been injured
- Czech transport minister Karel Havlicek mentioned quicker practice missed a sign
Two folks have been killed and as much as 50 injured after two trains smashed into one another within the Czech Republic.
Police mentioned the crash occurred shortly after 8am exterior the village of Milavce within the rural southwest round 10 miles from the German border.
A global high-speed practice connecting the Czech metropolis of Plzen with Munich and a neighborhood passenger practice had been concerned within the collision.
The native CTK information company mentioned as much as 50 passengers may have been injured, citing firefighters.
Czech transport minister Karel Havlicek mentioned human error possible precipitated the crash. He mentioned the driving force of the high-speed practice had did not cease at a chosen location.
‘The scenario is critical,’ mentioned Havlicek, who was heading to the positioning.
Seven folks had been in important situation and rescue groups, together with ambulances from neighbouring Germany, have been dashing folks to hospitals in close by cities.
Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles had been parked up within the grassy fields beside the tracks and rescue helicopters had been seen buzzing overhead.
Firefighters examine the mangled finish of a practice carriage. Its wheels are badly bent off form and the carriage seems to have been obliterated by the crash which occurred at 8am Wednesday exterior the village of Milavce near the Czech Republic’s German border
Firefighters are seen across the mangled finish of one of many practice carriages concerned within the collision within the city of Milavce within the southwest of the Czech Republic