At least 15 people were killed and sixty injured Saturday night in a collision between two trains ended up on the same track at Szczekociny, in southern Poland. Among the minor injuries are Ukrainians. Spanish and French were also on board the two trains but apparently were not injured. About 350 people were on the edges of the two trains at the time of the accident, said the Polish railways.
The collision between a train journey ensuring Warsaw-Krakow and one of the Przemysl-Warsaw was held to 21 hours. The two trains came together on the same track, according to the company of Polish railways. An investigation was initiated to determine the reasons for the accident.
A total of 450 firefighters and hundreds of police officers involved in rescue operations.
This is the worst rail disaster in Poland since 1990, when 16 people were killed in the collision of two trains in Ursus, a suburb of Warsaw. In 1980, another train crash in Poland had 67 fatalities and 62 injured Otoczyn near Torun in northern countries, when a passenger train crashed into a freight train.