Fourteen dead, dozens injured as trains collide in Poland

Fourteen dead, dozens injured as trains collide in Poland

Cebu : Philippines | Mar 04, 2012 at 1:12 AM PST
Views: Pending
Dump Truck And Rail Train Collide

Skooter reporting 03/04/12

At least 350 passengers were on board the two trains, which crashed head on at 9:00 pm local time as they were speeding on the same track, leaving 14 people confirmed dead and 60 injured in Szezecociny, southern Poland, late Saturday.

One train was on the way to the southern city of Krakow from the capital Warsaw, while the other was traveling to the capital from the southeastern city of Przemysl.

Rescue workers rushed to the crash scene overnight pulling passengers out from the wreckage. About half of the sixty people hospitalized were reportedly to be in critical condition, rescue officials said.

An investigation was initiated Sunday morning looking into the possible reasons behind the deadly collision as rescue operations continued in the early hours.

TV images of the wreckage showed mangled remains of three carriages had leaped the tracks along with locomotives from both trains. "We heard a deafening noise and we were hurled out of our seats," an unnamed survivor told the PAP Polish news agency. "We saw crushed bodies pinned beneath seats and we saw parts of bodies inside and outside the train wagons."

Involved in the rescue operations were 450 firemen and 100 policemen, emergency response authorities said.

The recent accident is considered to be the worst rail catastrophe in Poland since 1990, when two trains collided in the Warsaw suburb of Ursus, that killed 16 people. And in 1980, a passenger train and a freight train collided in Otoczyn, near the northern city of Torun, leaving 67 people dead and 62 injured, reportedly to be the country’s deadliest train wreck.

Source: New York Post

1 of 7
Train collision in Poland
Two trains collided in Poland Sunday, killing at least 14 people
skooter is based in Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • Death toll rises to 14 in Polish train crash

      The Daily Telegraph
    Szczekociny, southern Poland, that has left 14 people dead and 60 injured at last count. "The death toll in this huge train catastrophe has risen to 14," Poland's Interior Minister Jacek Cichocki said after rushing to the crash site today. "It...
  • 2 trains collide in Poland, dozens injured

      AP Online
    Poland (AP) — Two trains collided in southern Poland on Saturday evening, an accident that has apparently killed several people, injured around 60 and appears to be one of the worst rail disasters in the country in recent years, a government minister...
  • Poland Train Crash Leaves 14 Dead and Several Injured

      International Business Times
    15 local time (20:15 GMT) when a train travelling north from Przemysl to Warsaw collided head on with a southbound train from Warsaw to Krakow. More than 50 people are believed to be injured in the accident which is one of the "serious rail accidents"...
  • Deadly train crash in Poland's south

      Al Jazeera
    13 At least six people have been killed and 60 others injured as two trains crashed head-on in southern Poland, officials said. Both trains were traveling on the same track but toward each other and collided head-on, Andrzej Pawlowski, a member of...
  • 'Many hurt' in Poland train crash

    Southern Poland train crash 'leaves many injured' Two trains have collided in southern Poland, leaving tens of people injured, according to local media reports. The accident occurred on Saturday evening in the small town of Szczekociny, near the...
  • Probe Ordered Into Polish Train Crash [PHOTOS]

      International Business Times
    EDT Two trains running on the same track collided head-on in the Polish village of Szczekociny on Saturday night killing 14 people and seriously injuring more than 60 people. Up to 350 passengers were on board the two trains at the time of the...





More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.