Five dead after train plows into flatbed truck and flips over in Hungary | World News

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

Police say a flatbed truck carrying workers drove on to the train tracks in the town of Mindszent on Tuesday where it was struck by the train just before 7am.

The force of the crash caused the train to overturn and flip on to its side, coming to rest on the side of the tracks.

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The derailed train at a scene of a crash that left five people dead. Pic: Fire Lieutenant Krisztina Molnar / Handout

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

In a statement, Hungarian state railways said that 22 people were on the train at the time of the collision. Two passengers were seriously hurt and eight others suffered mild injuries.

A derailed train and a pick-up truck are seen at a scene of an accident where the pick-up truck crashed into the train in Mindszent, Hungary, April 5, 2022. Fire Lieutenant Krisztina Molnar / Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.  MANDATORY CREDIT.  NO RESALES.  NO ARCHIVES.
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Seven people were traveling in the flatbed truck. Pic: Fire Lieutenant Krisztina Molnar / Handout

The Csongrad-Csanad county police said it had closed the entire road as the crash was investigated.

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