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Train-accident Krakow, Prague, 10 dead many victims


ukpolska  
8 Aug 2008 /  #1
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- A Czech train bound for Prague from Krakow, Poland, crashed into a collapsed road bridge today, killing six passengers and injuring 41, authorities said.

Five women on the train and one man outside were killed in the crash, Miroslava Michalkova Salkova, a spokeswoman for the Novy Jicin police district, said in a phone interview.

bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=awqPwFkISRh0
telefonitika  
8 Aug 2008 /  #3
its also breaking news on skynews link here in english
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
8 Aug 2008 /  #4
That's awful, 10 dead already, with the number of injured the death toll will probably rise :(
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
8 Aug 2008 /  #5
I just heard 6 dead 100 injured
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 Aug 2008 /  #6
the news pl

also mentions the story, but with few details.
southern 75 | 7,096  
8 Aug 2008 /  #7
I took this train sometimes and the whole route between Katowice and Ostrava seemed to me rather dangerous because it is new speed eurocity train running in old rails.So sometimes it had to be slow,then fast,turn abrupt etc.It often had delay.
OP ukpolska  
8 Aug 2008 /  #8
Seems like from early reports that the train hit the scaffolding that was holding up the bridge that was being repaired at the time, which brought the bridge down on the train whilst it was moving.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 Aug 2008 /  #9
I've seen some news footage. The bridge seems to have fallen onto the train. Only one carriage seemed to be damaged. The rest of the carriages remained upright and on the tracks. The figures for injured and dead seem to be coming down.

It doesn't look to me as though the train was travelling at high speed.
southern 75 | 7,096  
8 Aug 2008 /  #10
EU has to give money to make comfortable wide bridges for trains.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 Aug 2008 /  #11
It's unfortunate that this was a new bridge.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
8 Aug 2008 /  #12
EU has to give money to make comfortable wide bridges for trains.

lol, the EU should stump up again, what about the Polish or the Czechs, its their line not the rest of Europes.

It's unfortunate that this was a new bridge.

ow dear
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 Aug 2008 /  #13
update.

6 dead... 46 injured
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
8 Aug 2008 /  #14
Evening news: 7 dead (1 Pole), about 70 injured. Most of the victims are Czechs.
The bridge (viaduct) was from the 60's. It was under re-construction (or repair), but according to the Czech railways, the company that was carrying the works didn't inform the railways of this :(

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