Train Collision in the Czech Republic: Fatalities and Injuries

A train collision in the Czech Republic on Wednesday evening resulted in the deaths of 4 people and injuries to 26 others, according to security sources.

The sources stated that the collision occurred between a fast passenger train and a freight train, causing one of the train’s carriages to derail.

The accident took place in the city of “Pardubice,” located about 100 kilometers east of the capital Prague, which is part of the main railway corridor in the country from the capital to the east.

The police said that rescue services rushed to the scene of the accident and were working to evacuate passengers and transport the injured.

Activists and accounts in the Czech Republic shared videos and pictures after the accident showing at least one of the train’s carriages derailed.

The police also posted footage on their “X” platform account showing a row of emergency service vehicles and a helicopter.

Martin Netolický, the governor of the “Pardubice” region, said on Facebook that “the passenger train is operated by the RegioJet train company.”

Alena Kisiala, the spokesperson for the local emergency services, said in a statement to Czech state television that “four passengers died from their injuries.”

Martin Kavka, the spokesperson for “Správa železnic,” the railway operating company, had initially reported two deaths, noting that the death toll is expected to rise.

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