Czechia probes stop-signal oversight in fatal train collision — Transport Minister

In Czechia, a train heading to Ukraine collided with a freight train
In Czechia, a train heading to Ukraine collided with a freight train

The train accident in Czechia, which claimed four lives, might have been caused by the high-speed passenger train overlooking a stop signal, Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka said on X on June 6.

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"The subject of a detailed investigation is whether it was a technical defect, human error, or a combination of both factors," Kupka said.

The investigation into the crash's causes is ongoing, he added.

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Czech media outlets reported on June 6 that the RegioJet 1021 passenger train, destined for Chop in Ukraine, collided with a ČD Cargo freight train near the new Pardubice station.

Four people, including two Ukrainians, died in the accident. The other 34 passengers sustained minor injuries and received assistance at the scene.

Ukraine's railway operator Ukrzaliznytsia reported that 138 passengers are en route to Przemyśl and 104 to Chop on trains delayed due to the incident in Czechia.

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