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Five dead after train plowed into flatbed truck and overturned in Hungary | World news

Five people were killed and others injured when a train derailed in Hungary and overturned after colliding with a truck.

Police say a truck carrying workers was driving on the track in Mindszent on Tuesday where the train had just stopped before 7am.

Due to the force of the accident, the train overturned and crashed to the side, landing on the side of the tracks.

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The derailed train at the scene of an accident in which five people died. Photo: Fire Chief Lieutenant Krisztina Molnar / Handout

Seven men were apparently traveling in the truck when it was hit by the train – five were killed and two others were taken to hospital with severe head and limb injuries, police said.

In a statement, Hungarian state railways said 22 people were on the train at the time of the collision. Two passengers were seriously injured and eight others were lightly injured.

A derailed train and a pickup truck are seen at the scene of an accident where the pickup truck collided with the train in Mindszent, Hungary, April 5, 2022. Firefighter Lieutenant Krisztina Molnar / Handout via REUTERS THIS Image has been provided AT A THIRD PARTY. FREE CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
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Seven people were driving in the truck. Photo: Fire Chief Lieutenant Krisztina Molnar / Handout

Csongrad-Csanad province police said it had closed the entire road when the accident was investigated.

Five dead after train plowed into flatbed truck and overturned in Hungary | World news

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