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Railway line closed after high speed crash kills two in Czech Republic

Officials in the Czech Republic have confirmed that two people have died after a high speed Pendolino train collided with a truck on Tuesday morning.

Pendolino high-speed train.
Pendolino high-speed train. Image by Martin Hefner / CC BY 2.0

A spokesperson from the rescue team said several other passengers have sustained ‘serious, life-threatening injuries’, although it’s currently unclear how many are hurt. The accident happened near Studenka, north Moravia and the line between Prague and Ostrava is currently closed. Read more: praguepost.com