Trains collide in Serbia, two dead

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Two trains collided on the Serbian BelgradeNovi Sad railway line yesterday evening, leaving two engine drivers, Živko Topalović and Milan Ivančević dead and five injured. Doctors at the Novi Sad clinic said that five were injured and that all five, said to be Serbian Railways workers, have suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Earlier in the evening, Stojan Suknović of the Novi Sad fire brigade, who took part in the rescue efforts, said the accident occurred after 6 p.m. yesterday evening, near Sremski Karlovci in Vojvodina.

"An engine and a freight train collided," he confirmed.

Emergency teams are working intensively on removing the wrecked engines from the line in order to provide suitable conditions for the resumption of traffic.