Injury numbers rise to 28 in Polish train mishap

Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

Polish train mishapA Polish national railways spokesman said 28 people were injured when a passenger train hit a cargo train Wednesday evening. There were no fatalities.

 
Miroslaw Siemieniec, a spokesman for the railway, said Thursday that 28 people were hurt but there were no life-threatening injuries. The previous evening officials had spoken of 21 injured.

 
Seven of the passenger train’s 11 carriages and the engine derailed in the collision, which occurred before 10 p.m. in the northern Polish town of Smetowo Graniczne.

 

Prosecutors and railway experts are investigating the cause of the crash.

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