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16 killed in train collision in Poland

At least 16 people have been killed and 26 seriously injured after two trains collided in Poland.

Rescuers worked through the night to cut through mangled wreckage to reach victims trapped in the front carriages. Another 27 people were also injured, though less seriously.

Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has described the smash 50 miles from Krakow as the “worst catastrophe in years”. He said: “Our feelings are with the victims and their families.” The express trains involved in the crash carried just over 350 people in total. Officials said one train rammed into the other while it was stopping at Szczekociny station.


 

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