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Train Hits A Collapsed Bridge. Seven Dead

In In The News on August 8, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,

EuroCity Krakow-Prague train derailed today as it crashed into a bridge construction that collapsed on the tracks just seconds before the train was passing through the bridge construction site. So far seven casualties are confirmed

USA Today picked the story here.

Here is what happened: a construction company was moving the assembled bridge piece construction above the tracks, using some kind of cranes that suddenly stopped functioning properly and the construction slipped onto the tracks FIVE SECONDS before the train ran into it.

This is the result.

Many of the passengers were travelling to Iron Maiden concert in Prague.

IRONY: The train was TEN MINUTES delayed as it was passing through the scene. You know what it means…

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