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Croatia reports casualties as trains collide near Bosnia border

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Croatia reports casualties as trains collide near Bosnia border
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Collision between passenger and freight trains near Novska town leaves a number of people dead or injured, officials say.

Croatian media reports the passenger train crashed into a stopped freight train.
Croatian media reports the passenger train crashed into a stopped freight train.
(TRTWorld)

A passenger train and freight train have collided in central Croatia, causing some deaths and injuries, authorities said.

The collision happened around 9.30 pm [local media] on Friday night near the town of Novska, which is close to Croatia’s border with Bosnia, police said in a statement.

Police said emergency teams had been sent to the site and a rescue operation was underway. 

They offered no more details.
Croatian media reported that the passenger train crashed into a stopped freight train. 

The reports said one of the trains overturned from the impact.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and other officials rushed to the scene, state HRT television said. 

Health Minister Vili Beros told HRT that a number of people had been killed or injured, but gave no specifics.

Authorities said the injured were being taken to hospitals in the area.
Source: AP


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