Three injured as train collides with truck in Zakarpattia region

Three injured as train collides with truck in Zakarpattia region

A passenger train collided with a truck at a railway crossing in Zakarpattia region on Friday, leaving a truck driver and two passengers injured.

Some 220 passengers were evacuated, while those injured were rushed to a local hospital, Fedir Filip, a spokesman for the Department of the State Emergency Service’s regional unit has told Ukrinform.

"The accident occurred near the village of Rokosova at 12:00 today as a result of a collision of a Kyiv – Solotvyno passenger train with a truck. It is known that the three casualties reported include a truck driver and two passengers. They have been hospitalized,” said Filip.

Read also: Ukrzaliznytsia already received $300M from bonds’ placement

Local authorities are now working to set up transfer of the passengers to a bus station in the town of Khust.

The report says the first car of the train derailed.

The State Emergency Service has deployed two fire trucks to the accident scene to ensure fire safety.

Law enforcement and special services are working at the scene to investigate all circumstances.


Sign up for our free newsletter

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2023 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: