Train derailment in Bulgaria kills one, injures 15

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 23:41

Sofia: A passenger train derailed in Bulgaria on Saturday, killing the driver and injuring 15, two seriously, the Transport Ministry and hospital sources said.

The train with some 160 passengers aboard was travelling from Sofia to Varna in the east of the country when it came off the tracks and crashed into a building, according to Kristian Krastev, head of the state-owned railway network.
The accident took place at the Kaloyanovets station in central Bulgaria.
Milcho Lambrev, director-general of the National Railway Infrastructure Company, said the cause of the accident was "probably human error", adding that the part of the railway where the accident occurred had recently been renovated.

AFP

First Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 23:41

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