Slovakia: At least six lifeless in collision between practice and bus | EUROtoday

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At least six folks have been killed in a collision between a practice and a bus in southern Slovakia. According to police, 5 different folks have been injured. The accident occurred within the afternoon close to the city of Nové Zámky. The variety of lifeless and injured was confirmed by the Slovak rescue service.

More than 100 individuals are stated to have been on the Eurocity, which was on its approach from the Czech capital Prague to the Hungarian capital Budapest The Slovak public TV broadcaster RTVS reported that the bus was actually torn aside within the collision. The practice's locomotive started to burn.

Almost all the folks killed have been on the bus, stated Slovak Interior Minister Matúš Šutaj-Eštok. Not all of them have been recognized but.

Cause of accident unclear

According to the railway firm, the passengers on board the practice have been taken by bus to the city of Štúrovo on the Hungarian border. Because the native hospital was closed as a consequence of flooding, the injured have been transported to hospitals in close by cities. The practice driver escaped with minor burns, stated Czech Railways, which owns the practice. The different 4 injured have been passengers on board the practice.

It remains to be unclear why the accident occurred. Among different issues, there was hypothesis within the media that the signaling system on the railway crossing might have been broken by the persistent flooding. There was initially no official affirmation of this.

Slovakian President Peter Pellegrini, who was attending a summit of European Union heads of state and authorities in Brussels, expressed his condolences to the family of the lifeless. “I wish the injured a speedy recovery and thank the doctors and rescue workers for their work,” he stated.

https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2024-06/slowakei-kollision-bus-zug