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Two freight trains crash in Czech Republic

Christian Fernsby |
Two freight trains crashed into each other near a village in the northwestern Czech Republic Sunday afternoon, killing one engine driver, local media reported.

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Topics: CZECH   

The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. near Svetec. One train transporting LPG and the other with coal derailed after the collision.

One driver died instantly. The other sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital nearby, reported Czech News Agency (CTK).

CTK quoted a firefighting officer as saying that one of the engine drivers evidently had not stopped before a signal.

"A freight train was to stop before the signal, but this did not happen. We did not find any error in the security system," the officer said.


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