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PublishDate: Sunday, March 4, 2012 11:10

Death toll in Polish train collision rises to 15

The trains were traveling toward each other on the same track when they collided head-on in the small town of Szczekociny.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk called the accident the "most tragic train catastrophe" in Poland in recent years after visiting the site in the early hours of Sunday the Palm Beach Post News reported.

The trains were traveling toward each other on the same track when they collided head-on in the small town of Szczekociny in southern Poland.

One train was traveling from the eastern city of Przemysl to Warsaw, while the other — on the wrong track — was heading south from Warsaw to Krakow.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation to determine how the Krakow train ended up on the wrong track. The prime minister said it was too soon to say what had caused the accident.

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