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Six dead in Czech express train crash

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Six dead in Czech express train crash


Six people died and more than 30 were injured when a high-speed train crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic. The express was travelling at around 140 kph when it came off the line near the town of Studenka. Investigators think part of a motorway bridge which was being rebuilt fell onto the leading carriages.

The train had left the Polish city of Krakow heading for Prague. Around 400 passengers were on board. Rescuers described the accident as a catastrophe, but given the scale of the damage, it seems remarkable that so few people died.

Among the passengers was a group of children heading for a music festival at Pardubice.

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