Saturday, August 09, 2008

Deaths in Czech train crash

An international express train has crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others. The EuroCity train, travelling from the Polish city of Krakow to Prague, the Czech capital, crashed at a speed of about 140kph near the northeast border with Poland. Radek Joklik, a Czech Railways spokesman, said: "An international train from Krakow to Prague ran into a collapsed bridge which fell on the rails in the area of the town of Studenka." He said six people had been killed, fewer than a previously announced toll of 10. A fire brigade spokesman confirmed six dead, but said rescue teams had not yet searched through all of the wreckage. "There are many injured," said David Ridal, a fire brigade officer. Full story... We made that trip, though in a different train.

4 comments:

dekus said...

o.O

mr wiggles said...

at right train at the right time

Kamielkaze said...

one of the 10 things i wanna experience is a train crash.

So i was at the wrong train and the wrong time but i was close this time.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

does this count as my near-death experience?