Three dead, dozens injured in Czech train crash

The collision took place today, near the village of Milavce, 140km south-west of the Czech capital Prague.

A train crash near the Czech Republic-German border has killed at least three people and injured dozens more. According to the Czech transport minister, an express train from Munich heading to Prague went through a stop signal and hit a commuter train bound for the town of Domazlice.

According to local media reports both drivers were killed, as well as one woman passenger. The collision took place today, near the village of Milavce, 140km south-west of the Czech capital Prague.

Dozens of emergency workers are on the scene, aided by helicopters. Rescue services have transported the most seriously injured to hospital.

The Czech Republic’s railway inspectorate has launched an investigation into the crash.

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