Three killed after a passenger and freight train collide in Croatia

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By AP  with Euronews
The cause of the collision was not immediately clear.
The cause of the collision was not immediately clear.   -   Copyright  AP Photo

At least three people were killed and eleven others injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Croatia.

The collision occurred at around 21:30 (CEST) on Friday near the border town of Novska, police said in a statement.

Eight of the injured are foreign nationals and all eleven have been taken to local hospitals, some with serious injuries but none in life-threatening condition.

“The impact was huge,” said Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who rushed to the scene with other government officials.

The cause of the collision was not immediately clear and an investigation has been launched.

The passenger train was a local line carrying 13 people, while only the engine driver was in the freight train, Plenković said.

Officials said both trains were pushed off the rails after the collision.

Additional sources • AFP