High speed train collides with truck in Czech Republic

2015-07-22 10:25
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Prague - Officials say a high-speed train has smashed into a truck in eastern Czech Republic, injuring 20 passengers.

Martin Drapal, a spokesperson for the rail inspectorate, says the crash occurred on Wednesday morning at 07:43 at a rail crossing in the town of Studenka.

Lukas Humpl, spokesperson for the rescuers, says 20 people have been injured, five of them seriously.

The train traveled from Bohumin to the western spa of Frantiskovy Lazne. The major rail line that links the capital Prague with the eastern part of the country has been closed for an unspecified time.

Members of the Czech government were traveling by train at the same time in the opposite direction for a meeting in the eastern city of Ostrava.

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