Three dead in Czech train crash At least three people have been killed and more than 400 injured when a high-speed train from Munich, Germany, collided with a passenger car in the Czech Republic, according to local government.
Three dead in Czech train crash According to police, the victims of the accident, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m. local time on Wednesday (Greenwich Mean Time 0:00:00), were the train driver and female passengers, all of whom were Czech nationals.
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According to local paramedics, eight passengers were seriously injured in an accident in the town of Miravche, 1 km0 miles southwest of Prague. Several people were airlifted to hospital from the crash site.
According to the coordinator of the Czech Medical Service, 10 slightly injured German passengers were taken by ambulance to a German hospital.
A total of about 50 passengers were slightly injured and did not need immediate medical attention. According to the national police, all the passengers are responsible.
Czech Transport Minister Karel Havelchek, who was on his way to the scene, tweeted that a human error could have caused the crash.
He claimed that the high-speed train driver “exceeded the stop signal.”
“The situation is serious,” Haveliske said.
Czech television footage shows the wrecked cab of a locomotive on an express train and the front of a local train.
Both trains were straight on or near the track.