Ahe four people who died following a collision between a passenger train and a freight train in the Czech city of Pardubice on Wednesday night were Slovaks and Ukrainians, Reuters reports, citing emergency services and authorities. governmental.

The accident also resulted in three serious injuries and at least 20 people suffered minor injuries, according to the Minister of the Interior, Vít Rakušan.

The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia and Ukraine revealed that the victims were two Slovak women and two Ukrainian women.

The convoy, operated by the private service Regiojet, traveled from Prague to Kosice in eastern Slovakia and then to the Ukrainian city of Chop.

The passenger train, which was carrying more than 300 people, failed to stop at a red traffic light, the Railway Safety Inspection Office said. The investigation will now determine whether the cause was human error or a technical failure.

It should be noted that Pardubice was the scene of the worst railway accident in the country’s history, in 1960, when 118 people died and around a hundred were injured in a head-on collision between two passenger trains north of the city.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2576000/vitimas-de-acidente-de-comboio-na-chequia-eram-eslovacas-e-ucranianas

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