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Polish Trains Collide, ‘Several’ Dead and About 60 Injured

March 03, 2012

Two passenger trains collided in southern Poland today, killing “several” people and injuring about 60 more, Transport Ministry Slawomir Nowak said.

“There are several deaths and many injured,” Nowak told television TVN24.

Malgorzata Wozniak, a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry, told TVN24 about 60 people had been injured and more than 200 emergency workers were at the scene of the collision, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Warsaw.

The trains collided near the town of Szczekociny on a busy train route between Warsaw and Krakow, Lukasz Kurpinski, a spokesman for state railways company Polskie Koleje Panstwowe, told TVN24.

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