Driver killed, five injured after collision with high-speed train


PRAGUE (AP) — A high-speed train collided with an engine at a station in the northeast of the Czech Republic on Monday, killing one person and injuring five.

Czech Railways said the accident happened early in the morning in the town of Bohumin, shortly after the Pendolino train left for Prague.

The driver of the high-speed train was killed, while four Czech Railways employees on the engine and one on the train were injured. It was unclear whether the engine was in motion at the time of the frontal crash.

Rescuers said no passengers were injured.

The Rail Safety Inspection Office, an agency that investigates train crashes, said the high-speed train was on the wrong line at the time of the crash and the accident could have been caused by human error.


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