A tragic collision between a passenger train and a freight train in Pardubice, Czech Republic, resulted in at least four fatalities and 27 injuries, authorities reported Thursday. Interior Minister Vít Rakušan confirmed the accident occurred late Wednesday night, about 62 miles east of Prague. The high-speed passenger train involved is operated by the private company RegioJet. Rakušan noted that none of the injured passengers are in life-threatening condition.

Rescue operations revealed that 380 passengers were aboard the train, which was en-route to the city of Kosice in eastern Slovakia, and ultimately to Chop, Ukraine. Among the deceased, at least two were Ukrainian women, as confirmed by Ukrainian officials. A Ukrainian consular official is at the scene, maintaining contact with rescue and law enforcement agencies. A post from social media allegedly shows the aftermath of the wreck:

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Local news agency CTK reported that the drivers of both trains survived the collision. Transport Minister Martin Kupka stated that the main rail line between Prague and the country’s eastern region had to be temporarily closed for investigation. It partially reopened nine hours later, but Czech Railways advised avoiding the route for the entire day.

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The corridor where the crash occurred is crucial for Czech Railways, which anticipates the line will remain closed tomorrow. Kupka emphasized that the cause of the accident cannot be speculated upon at this time, and police are currently investigating the incident for potential negligence.

Prime Minister Petr Fiala described the crash as a significant tragedy and extended his condolences to the victims’ families.