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One dead and dozen injured after a head-on collision between two trains east of Prague

One person died and several dozen were injured as a result of a passenger train colliding with a postal service train at the height of the city of Cesky Brod in the east of Prague in the center of the Czech Republic, the Czech news agency CTK said.

The accident was registered on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and forced the temporary suspension of rail traffic in the Kolin region, which was partially resumed with the crossing of the first train on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The collision of the two trains took place in a section in which three tracks were available.

“Some trains arriving from Prague will be diverted. We expect the service to be fully resumed by this afternoon,” Nela Friebová, a spokeswoman for Czech rail traffic, told the CTK agency.

One dead and dozen injured after a head-on collision between two trains east of Prague
One dead and dozen injured after a head-on collision between two trains east of Prague

The passenger train that suffered the accident had a hundred people on board and collided with a Swiss Post train at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A police spokeswoman has reported that the incident is being investigated for possible negligence in which several people have been injured and one has died. “There is a police drone deployed to document the entire rail accident,” he said.

Of the 31 injuries evacuated by the emergency services due to the train accident, eight are already out of danger after medical treatment in various hospitals and four are seriously injured. According to the CTK, the deceased would be the driver of one of the two trains.

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