July 15, 2020 / 6:54 AM / 21 days ago

One killed, dozens injured in second Czech train collision

Emergency responders are seen at the site of a train accident in Cesky Brod, Czech Republic July 14, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken July 14, 2020. POLICIE CR/via REUTERS

PRAGUE (Reuters) - One person was killed and dozens injured when two trains collided in the Czech Republic’s second fatal rail crash this month, officials said.

A passenger train and a freight train collided near Cesky Brod, 34 km (20 miles) east of Prague, on Tuesday evening, emergency services said. Rescue crews worked through the night.

At least 35 people were injured, two of them severely and eight seriously, the fire rescue service said. One of the train drivers died in the crash, CTK news agency reported.

Another train collision killed two people and injured 24 in the northwest of the country near the border with Germany on July 7.

Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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