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Friday
Aug122011

Train Derailed in Poland Kills Passenger, Injures Dozens

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WARSAW, Poland) -- Police say a train has derailed in central Poland, killing one passenger and injuring dozens of others.

The inter-city train was traveling south from Warsaw when the engine and three of the carriages went off the tracks, according to authorities.

One firefighter told Polish television station TVN24 the number of deaths from the incident could rise, according to BBC News.

"We are told that people are hurled through windows and landed under the wagon which is lying on its side," firefighter Wlodzimierz Kapiec told TVN24.

The cause of the accident is not immediately known.  Authorities will continue to investigate.

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