Over 50 injured in Romania tram smash
Officials say 52 people were injured when a tram smashed into two stationary carriages in Bucharest during rush hour.
Bucharest: Officials say 52 people were injured when a tram smashed into two stationary carriages in the Romanian capital during rush hour.
Bogdan Oprita, a spokesman for the emergency services, said all the injured, eight of whom were being treated for head injuries and other trauma, were in a stable condition in three hospitals in Bucharest.
Public transport spokeswoman Brandusa Raeceanu said the collision occurred early Thursday in an underground passage in a residential area when a tram failed to stop, and smashed into the stationary vehicles.
Shabby white trams that run on electricity are an integral part of Bucharest`s public transportation network.
Many people, however, consider them inefficient because they are often blocked by drivers who regularly drive or park on the tramlines.