Train derails in southern Poland, nobody badly hurt

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 19, 2011 8:24 AM
Train derails in southern Poland, nobody badly hurt

WARSAW (Reuters) - An intercity passenger train traveling from Vienna to Warsaw derailed in southern Poland on Wednesday but nobody was seriously hurt, a Polish railway spokesman said.

Television pictures showed carriages of the EuroCity 'Sobieski' still upright but leaning over after derailing in the village of Chybie not far from the Czech border.

"To my knowledge, nobody suffered major injuries and I have no information at this point of anybody being hospitalized after the crash," Miroslaw Siemieniec, the spokesman of the train operator, told Reuters.

Five of the six carriages came off the rails, he said, but all 60 or so passengers managed to make their own way off the train.

The spokesman said it was too early to say what caused the accident. He was also unable to say at what speed the train was traveling when it derailed.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Writing by Gareth Jones; Editing by Karolina Tagaris)