Train-Bus Collision in Slovakia Kills Seven, Injures Five

Seven people died and five others were injured when a train collided with a bus at a crossing in Slovakia on Thursday evening, emergency services said.
Emergency personnel work at the site of a train crash with a bus near Nove Zamky, Slovakia, June 27, 2024.
Emergency personnel work at the site of a train crash with a bus near Nove Zamky, Slovakia, June 27, 2024.Robert Novak/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) -Seven people died and five others were injured when a train collided with a bus at a crossing in Slovakia on Thursday evening, emergency services said.

The collision occurred near Nove Zamky, 110 km (68 miles) east of the capital Bratislava, as the international train travelled from Prague to Budapest, state railway company ZSSK said.

Slovak and Czech media reported that none of the victims were on the train, which was carrying more than 100 passengers.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet and Jan Lopatka in PragueEditing by Chris Reese, Chizu Nomiyama and Sharon Singleton)

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