At least 43 injured in Czech Republic train collision
At least 43 passengers were injured Monday, three of them seriously, when two trains had a head-on collision in the north-eastern Czech Republic, the CTK news agency reported, citing medical officials.
The railways said in a statement that one of the drivers was likely at fault as he ran a red light instead of waiting for a train arriving from the opposite direction, dpa reported.
The train was moving at 40 kilometres per hour when it crashed into the second train, which slammed on the brakes and managed to come to a halt.
The damage is estimated at 7.5 million koruny (330,000 dollars), railway inspectors said.