September 24, 2023

Seven people killed in a train crash in Hungary

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A van drove onto the rails at a crossing in Hungary Tuesday, causing the train to derail, killing several passengers, according to Hungarian police.

“Several were injured in the accident and several died at the scene,” the police said in a statement, without providing further details.

Just before 07:00 a.m., an accident occurred near Mindszent, 140 kilometers (86 miles) southeast of Budapest (0500 GMT).

The van entered the level-crossing despite the stop sign being shown, according to a statement from the Hungarian national railway MAV.

“There were 22 passengers on the train, two were seriously injured, eight suffered minor injuries, several of the van’s passengers were killed,” said the statement.

A local news site reported that seven people were killed in the accident.

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