A train came from Munich: Serious train collision in the Czech Republic: also a German among the dead

A train came from Munich: Serious train collision in the Czech Republic – also a German among the dead

After a serious train accident in the south-west of the Czech Republic, rescue work is in progress. At least two people have died according to the first information. One of the trains came from Germany.

An express train coming from Munich collided with a passenger train in the Czech Republic . Two people were killed in the accident, the CTK agency reported on Wednesday, citing the rescue workers. 38 People were injured, seven of them were in critical condition. Dozens of rescue workers and four helicopters were on site to care for the injured and bring them to hospitals. Help came from Germany as well.

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After Zugünglück: Czech Transport Minister on the way to the scene of the accident – “It’s serious” Pictures on Twitter show the destroyed train parts.

“The situation is serious, I am on my way to the scene of the accident,” said the Czech Transport Minister Karel Havlicek. According to initial findings, the Munich-Prague express train passed a stop signal at Domazlice (Taus) near the German border. He then collided with the local train, a so-called RegioShark. The latter runs on the Pilsen-Domazlice line.

Accidents happen again and again on Czech railways. The security technology is considered out of date in many places. The government has launched a modernization program. Only a year ago two trains collided head-on in the Ore Mountains near the German border. Two people died, including a German.

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