‘Two dead’ and dozens injured as trains collide during morning commute

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At least two people have died and dozens of others left injured following a two-train crash near a village in the Czech Republic.

Emergency services have rushed to the scene following the horror incident, which took place during the morning commute near the village of Milavce, in the Czech Republic, which is close to the country's border with Germany.

At least three rescue helicopters and several ambulances have arrived following the crash at around 8am on Wednesday, August 4.

Reports state that a spokesperson for the ambulance service in Pilsen has said two people have died, seven people are in critical condition and 31 are currently being cared for.

The national police force tweeted: "Today, shortly after 8am, two trains collided on the track in the village of Milavce in the Domazlice region."

The railway administration agency wrote on Twitter: "Two trains collided between Domazlice and Blizejov stations. We regret to say that there injuries."

The Czech Republic transport minister Karel Havlíček is on his way to the scene, calling the situation "serious".

In a tweet, he wrote: "Train crash. The Ex 351 train passed a signal in the Stůj position in the Radonice turnout in Domažlice and collided with a passenger train.

"The situation is serious, I cancel the whole program and I am on my way to the scene of the accident."

Local reports suggest the crash was a collision of a Western Express train with another passenger train.

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