At Least 16 Dead In Poland Train Disaster

4 03 2012

Rescue officials work at the scene where two trains collided in Szczekociny, southern Poland, killing several people and injuring dozens of others, Saturday evening, March 3,2011. AP Photo By Michal Legierski.

Two trains collided head-on in southern Poland late Saturday.

A train traveling from Przemysl to Warsaw collided with another train traveling from Warsaw to Krakow which was actually traveling on the wrong track.

So, both trains ran on the same track and collided near the town of Szczekociny, just north of Krakow.

There were some foreigners on the train including Ukraine, Spain, U.S. and France citizens.

16 people were killed including a U.S. lady and 58 others were injured in the disaster.

This is Poland’s worst train disaster in more than 20 years.

They are still investigating the cause of the accident.

The wreckage of collided trains lies, in Szczekociny, southern Poland, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polish prosecutors have opened an investigation into how a train ended up on the same track. (AP Photo by Michal Legierski)

Rescuers work at the site where two trains collided in Szczekociny, southern Poland, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo by Michal Legierski)

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US Midwest Hit By Second Powerful Tornadoes In A Week

4 03 2012

A tree blocks Ford Chapel Road in Harvest, Ala., after a reported tornado passed through the area early Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Bob Gathany)

Powerful storms stretching from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico caused powerful tornadoes late Friday.

This is the second powerful tornado outbreak this week.

The powerful tornadoes flattened buildings in several states, badly hit two Indiana towns and killing at least one person in Southern Georgia.

At least 39 people were killed by the Friday disaster.

Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes from late Tuesday through Wednesday.

The Marysville Indiana Community Center sustained heavy damage after a tornado passed through, Friday, March 2, 2012 in Marysville, Ind. Powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes flattened buildings in several states, wrecked two Indiana towns and bred anxiety across a wide swath of the country in the second powerful tornado outbreak this week. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Sam Upshaw Jr.)

Downed power lines and debris caused by a reported tornado lie along Yarbrough Road, Friday, March 2, 2012, in Harvest, Ala. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Bob Gathany)

The Plant Place greenhouse lies destroyed after a reported tornado came through Toney, Ala., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Eric Schultz)

An aerial view of the town in the wake of a tornado in Marysville, Indiana March 3, 2012. Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wrecked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S., as the death toll crept up to at least 37 people. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein

A school bus is pushed through the front of a building after a tornado swept through Henryville, Ind., Friday March 2, 2012. The storm was part of a system that brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Philip Scott Andrews)

Members of the Milton Fire department work to clear storm damage after a tornado hit the fire house in Milton, Kentucky March 2, 2012. A series of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, killing at least four people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, and blowing apart homes and flattening buildings across the region. REUTERS/John Sommers II

An employee of Henryville High School examines the remains of the building following severe storms Friday, March 2, 2012, in Henryville, Ind. Tornadoes ripped across several small southern Indiana towns on Friday, killing at least three people and leaving behind miles of flattened devastation along the border with Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)








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