Police to charge 10 over 2008 deadly train crash

Police are going to file criminal chargers against 10 people in connection with a train crashed that killed eight passengers near the town of Studénka, north Moravia, in August 2008, the head of the investigation team told reporters on Thursday. Another 95 five people were injured in the accident. The accused will face sentences of up to 10 years in jail. The accident occurred when a Prague-bound international train crashed into a bridge that had collapsed onto the rail tracks. Police said the crash was caused by a combination of negligence and failures.

Author: Jan Richter