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Horrific collision with passenger train freight train in Croatia, several dead and injured reported

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A passenger train and a freight train collided in central Croatia on Friday evening.
Croatian Health Minister Willy Beros said many people died and many people were injured in the horrific accident.
According to Croatian media, the passenger train collided with a broken down freight train.

Jagreb. A passenger train and a freight train collided in central Croatia on Friday evening, killing people and injuring many others. Police said in a statement that the collision took place around 9:30 p.m. near the town of Novska, located near the border between Croatia and Bosnia. Police said emergency response teams had been dispatched to the scene and rescue operations were underway. He did not give further details about the incident. According to Croatian media, the passenger train collided with a broken down freight train. Several reports said that because of this, the train overturned.

AP news agency quoted state broadcaster HRT as saying Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and other officials had arrived at the scene. Health Minister Willy Beros told HRT that many people died and many were injured in the horrific crash. But he gave no details about it. Officials said the injured were being transported to area hospitals.

Prime Minister Plankovic, who arrived at the scene with other government officials, said the impact of the collision was profound. Plenkovic confirmed that three bodies had been found at the crash site so far, but added that other victims could be searched for in the morning. He said the injured have been admitted to hospital, some have suffered serious injuries, but no one is in danger.

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Plankovic said it was dark, there was no light, we do not know at this time how many people were victims of this accident. The reason for this collision was not immediately clear. Plankovic said there were 13 people on the passenger train, while the freight train only had the engine driver. He added that foreign nationals were also among the injured. Officials said both trains derailed after the collision. An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the collision.

Keywords: Croatia, train wreck

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