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Two trains collided in Prague, traffic on the line between Prague and Kolín is stopped

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“Traffic between the Prague-Libeň and Praha-Běchovice stations is stopped. The reason is the collision of the passenger train with the R 989 train at the Praha-Běchovice station,” said Prague Integrated Transport on social networks. Firefighters reported several derailed cars.

According to the Railway Inspectorate, the trains collided at about 5:40 p.m. “The exact damages have not yet been quantified, they will preliminarily cost millions,” said inspection spokesman Martin Drápal.

“Police officers together with Prague firefighters are evacuating more than 300 people,” police said. Railway firefighters will take care of the derailment of the sets.

“A special Atego car commutes at the RZP site, medical crew, inspector and for preventive reasons. There are now three people in our care who are not injured, but have had an acute stress reaction,” the rescuers described. According to preliminary information, the train collision apparently went without injuries or death.

The collision took place where the train had struck a man shortly before four o’clock in the afternoon. Traffic restrictions probably apply until half past seven in the evening.

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