PRAGUE (AP) — Two passenger trains collided in the southwest of the Czech Republic on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens of passengers.
Czech Railways said a local passenger train and an international high-speed train that was heading from Munich to the western Czech city of Plzen and the Czech capital of Prague were involved in the collision.
Police said at least three people died in the crash, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the town of Milavce. The victims included the the drivers of both engines and a female passenger, authorities said.
Dozens of people were injured, five of them seriously, the Fire Rescue Service of the Plzen region said in a statement. Four helicopters were transporting the injured to nearby hospitals and to Prague, while three German speakers were taken to hospitals in Germany.