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Death toll in Czech high speed train crash rises to three

Published 23/07/2015

The train hit the truck at a rail crossing in the eastern town of Studenka
The train hit the truck at a rail crossing in the eastern town of Studenka

The death toll after a collision between a high-speed train and a truck in the eastern Czech Republic has reached three after a passenger died in a hospital.

Tomas Oborny, spokesman for the University Hospital in the city of Ostrava, confirmed the death, adding that three other people remain in serious condition.

The train hit the truck at a rail crossing in the eastern town of Studenka on Tuesday as it was traveling from Bohumin to the western spa of Frantiskovy Lazne.

The truck driver was unharmed. He was detained by police as investigators believe he entered the crossing despite the warning from flashing red lights.

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