Hungary train crash leaves several dead as truck derails carriages

Hungary train crash
Hungary train crash

Several people have been killed after a pick-up truck crashed into a train in southern Hungary

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A number of other people were injured in the accident at a crossing in Mindszent shortly before 5am, police added.

Five people in the truck were killed and there were injuries both among those in the truck and on the train, a police spokesperson told Reuters.

The truck was registered in Hungary and was carrying local workers, she added.

Local news site delmagyar.hu showed a photograph with the train carriage on its side, and a helicopter ambulance and several ambulance cars at the scene.

The state railway company said a train on its way from Kiskunfelegyhaza to Hodmezovasarhely had crashed with a truck, derailing a carriage with 22 passengers, of whom two were severely injured and a further eight lightly injured.

The truck drove onto the tracks, ignoring the red lights, it said.