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Several dead after train hits car in southern Hungary, say police

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By Euronews
Several dead after train hits car in southern Hungary
Several dead after train hits car in southern Hungary   -   Copyright  Credit: Hungarian police

Several people have died after a train ploughed into a car on railway tracks in southern Hungary.

It happened at Mindszent, 140 kilometres south-east of the capital Budapest, just before 7:00 on Tuesday.

Police said a car drove onto the rails and was hit by a train travelling between Szentes to Hódmezővásárhely.

"The train derailed from the force of the collision," police said in a statement. "Several were injured in the accident and several died at the scene."

Credit: Hungarian police
A smashed van lies near railway tracksCredit: Hungarian police