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Five Killed, More than 10 Injured as Truck Crashes into Train in Hungary

Five Killed, More than 10 Injured as Truck Crashes into Train in Hungary

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022 - 07:45
The train was derailed after the collision with a truck (delmagyar.hu)

Five people were killed and more than 10 injured when a pick-up truck crashed into a train in southern Hungary early on Tuesday, derailing a carriage, police said.


The accident happened at a crossing in Mindszent near the Hungarian-Serbian border shortly before 0500 GMT.


Five people in the truck were killed and there were injuries both among those in the truck and on the train, a police spokesperson told Reuters.


The truck was registered in Hungary and was carrying local workers, she added.


Local news site delmagyar.hu showed a photograph with the train carriage on its side, and a helicopter ambulance and several ambulance cars at the scene.


The state railway company said a train on its way from Kiskunfelegyhaza to Hodmezovasarhely had crashed with a truck, derailing a carriage with 22 passengers, of whom two were severely injured and a further eight lightly injured.


The truck drove onto the tracks, ignoring the red lights, it said.


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