Train kills a horse during village carnival

An express train killed a horse that got stuck on rail tracks during a carnival in a Bohemian village on Saturday. The horse was led across the tracks in Zadní Třebáň, some 30 km southwest of Prague, during the community’s carnival when one of its hooves got stuck in the tracks. People ran to warn the driver of an approaching train; however it did not manage to stop in time and hit the horse. No people were injured in the accident which caused several hours of delays on the busy Prague – Beroun railway line.

Author: Jan Richter