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1 dead in train-truck collision in Sweden

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-01-15 22:53
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STOCKHOLM -- A train driver died and five passengers were landed in hospital with injuries after a commuter train crashed into a truck in southwestern Sweden on Monday.

The accident happened after a truck got stuck in snow at a railway crossing near Uddevalla, a town in the southwest.

According to witnesses, the truck driver had tried to signal the train driver before the vehicle was struck at high speed, Swedish Police said in a press release.

The train then pushed the truck along the track for 100 to 200 meters before coming to a halt, Swedish Television (SVT) reported from the scene.

The truck driver escaped without injuries, SVT reported.

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