Czech Republic fast train crash kills 1, injures 19 others – 24 Global News | Latest International Breaking News Today

Czech Republic fast train crash kills 1, injures 19 others – Latest International Breaking News Today

  • A fast train collided with a truck in eastern Czech Republic on Wednesday, officials say.
  • The incident resulted in one fatality and at least 19 others injured.
  • The driver of the train was killed, while the injured were transported to nearby hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

A fast train collided with a truck in eastern Czech Republic on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least 19 people, officials said.

The Czech Railways said the driver of the train was killed and that the injured have been transported to nearby hospitals with no life-threatening injuries.

Police said there were 60 people onboard the train at the time of the crash. 

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The accident occurred early in the morning when a fast train heading for Prague, the country’s capital, hit a truck at a crossing near the town of Bohumin.

Czech Republic crash

Police officers and railway staff work at the scene of a train crash where a fast train collided with a truck at a level crossing in Dolni Lutyne near Karvina, Czech Republic, on Jan, 24. 2024. The crash killed one person and injured at least 19 others. (Jaroslav Ozana/CTK via AP)

It was not immediately clear why the truck was on the tracks.

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Authorities said an investigation was underway into the cause of the crash. The rail line closed for the day.

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