Six Injured After Train Collides With Truck in South Bulgaria

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Bulgaria: Six Injured After Train Collides With Truck in South Bulgaria Six people were injured after a truck came into collision with a passenger train near the city of Septemvri, South Bulgaria on Wednesday. Photo by BGNES.

A passenger train has collided with a truck near the industrial zone in the city of September, South Bulgaria, Wednesday evening.

Six people have been reported injured, two women are in a critical condition after getting brain injuries. One of them, a 62-year-old passenger is in a life-threatening condition, according to local media reports.

Among the heavily injured is the truck driver who has crossed an unguarded railway crossing at red light and has collided with the passenger train on the route Sofia - Plovdiv, which was closed until late Wednesday.

Deputy Minister of Transport Anton Ginev has arrived at the scene, as well as Deputy Executive Director of Holding Bulgarian State Railways EAD Chavdar Trendafilov, head of The National Railway Infrastructure Company Milcho Lambrev, and Deputy General Director Zlatin Krumlov.

According to the chief safety inspector Biser Minchev, the truck driver has caused the crash. The prosecutor's office in Pazardzhik reported that pre-trial procedures have been launched against the driver.

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