Driver ‘unhurt after jumping from train moments before fatal crash’ in Bosnia

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Driver ‘unhurt after jumping from train moments before fatal crash’ in Bosnia

Two freight trains collided head-on in the town of Jablanica.


A police officer near the site where two cargo trains collided in Bosnia (Amel Emric/AP)
A police officer near the site where two cargo trains collided in Bosnia (Amel Emric/AP)

Two freight trains have collided head-on in southern Bosnia, killing two people and seriously injuring one more.

The crash occurred at the train station in the town of Jablanica, police said.

Bosnian media said a fourth person, an engine driver, was unhurt after jumping from one of the trains moments before the collision.

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People at the scene where two cargo trains collided in Bosnia (Amel Emric/AP)

The trains, one packed with cargo and one empty, were travelling to and from the Adriatic Sea port of Ploce.

Photos from the scene show both engines came off the tracks during the crash.

The cause is being investigated, with Bosnian media saying that one train went through a red light.

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