Friday, October 24, 2008

17 hurt in Polish train crash

Two trains collided at a station in southern Poland, injuring 17 people, and police said Saturday they detained two rail traffic controllers.
An intercity train from Warsaw to Bielsko-Biala was on the wrong track at Ligota station in Katowice when it collided Friday evening with a local train that was about to depart, Katowice police spokesman Jacek Pytel said.

He said two rail traffic controllers on duty at the time were detained on suspicion that they were responsible for the collision, and said that one of them was drunk.

Seven people remained hospitalized on Saturday, Pytel said.