At least 15 killed in Polish head-on train collision

At least 15 killed in Polish head-on train collision

Warsaw : Poland | Mar 03, 2012 at 10:57 PM PST
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Mayhem In Poland After Head-On Rail Collision

Fifteen people were killed and at least 54 injured when two trains collided head-on in one of Poland’s worst train crashes in several years.

The cause of the crash, close to the small town of Szczekociny, is not yet clear but it is believed both trains were on the same track.

Andrzej Pawlowski, a member of the board of the state railway company PKP, said told to media one of the trains, which was travelling south from Warsaw to Krakow, should not have been on the track. The other train was heading from the eastern city of Przemysl to Warsaw.

Hundreds of firefighters rushed to the scene, where television footage showed some of them clambering into the mangled wreckage of a green-and-cream coloured carriage which had jack-knifed upwards from the force of the crash.

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Rescuers work late on March 3, 2012 at the scene where two trains crashed head-on in Szczekociny, southern Poland
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