Train derails in Poland after hitting truck, two dead

WARSAW Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:23pm EDT

A general view of the accident site after a train derailed at a road crossing in the village of Mostki, northern Poland April 28, 2011. REUTERS/Dominik Sadowski/Agencja Gazeta

A general view of the accident site after a train derailed at a road crossing in the village of Mostki, northern Poland April 28, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Dominik Sadowski/Agencja Gazeta

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WARSAW (Reuters) - An intercity train derailed in northern Poland Thursday after hitting a truck at a road crossing, killing two and injuring at least 23 passengers, regional rescue services said Thursday.

An unidentified man and woman were killed when the locomotive and four carriages, traveling from the southern city of Katowice to the Baltic port of Gdynia, came off the tracks after hitting the vehicle in a village near the city of Lebork.

"The accident was caused by a truck trying to cross the track at an unattended crossing," Rafal Grzeszkiewicz from the regional crisis center told Reuters.

(Reporting by Chris Borowski, editing by Tim Pearce)

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