At Least 16 Dead In Poland Train Disaster

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)

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

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