WARSAW, Poland (Sun, Mar. 04) – At least 15 killed and more than 50 injured in a head on collision of two trains, coming on the same track but from opposite sides, in southern Poland on Saturday night.
Both trains were carrying about 350 people in total when they collided in the small town of Szczekociny Dozens of injured passengers have been shifted to hospital by the rescue teams.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has called it the most tragic train catastrophe in Poland in many years, following his visit to the tragic disaster.
According to details; one train was traveling from the eastern city of Przemysl to Warsaw, while the other, on the wrong track, was heading south from Warsaw to Krakow.
Authorities said that the cause of the malfunction has not yet been identified; while an investigation into the accident has already been launched on Sunday.