In what is known as the worst rail disaster in the history of Poland, the two trains collided head-on leaving 15 dead at the spot.
More than 15 people are severely injured as a result of collision on the Warsaw-Krakow mainline in the small town of Szczekociny.
The crash happened after one of the trains ended up on the wrong side of the tracks and army helicopters were deployed to the scene to race the most seriously injured to hospital in order to cope with the severity of the crash.
There were total 10 carriages carrying around 350 passengers altogether. There were many foreign passengers like from Ukraine, Spain and France.
Rescue operation comprising of 450 emergency vehicles, 100 policemen and dozens of volunteer firemen clawed at the wreckage.
'The rescue is difficult and complicated,'
'The damage to the wagons is huge. We have contact with victims. We are approaching very cautiously’ told one of the firefighters.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk expressed his grief over the tragic incident in the following words:
'Even more dramatic than the pictures are the facts,'
'This is our most tragic train disaster in many, many years.'