High-speed train collision in the Czech Republic: one fatality

A high-speed train collided with a locomotive at a station in the northeast of the Czech Republic, killing one person and injuring five.

Czech Railways said the accident happened early Monday morning in the town of Bohumin, shortly after the Pendolino train departed for Prague.

The train driver was killed, while four Czech Railways employees on the locomotive and one on the train were injured.

It was not clear whether the engine was moving at the time of the head-on crash.

Rescue workers said no passengers were injured.

The Rail Safety Inspection Office said the train was on the wrong line and the accident may have been caused by human error.

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