One person was killed and more than 70 others were injured in an accident involving two buses on Monday in the Czech Republic.
The “serious traffic accident” happened in the afternoon on the D2 motorway near Brno, in the country’s southeastern region, the police said.
“According to preliminary reports, one of the drivers died on the spot, and there were dozens of people injured in both buses,” the police said on social media.
Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic later said that they had “recovered the body of the deceased driver. A total of 76 people were injured.”
The D2 motorway in the direction of Brno was still closed, it added in the early evening.
Včerejší nehoda autobusů na D2 z pohledu hasičů 🧑🚒
👉Zranilo se 76 lidí. Jeden člověk zemřel.
👉Byl aktivován traumaplán, na místě zasahovalo 26 zdravotnických posádek a vrtulníky.
👉Infocentrum hasičů přijalo asi 60 hovorů. Volali třeba rodinní příslušníci. pic.twitter.com/KN2McYpCSL
— Události Brno (@UdalostiBrno) July 18, 2023
The Czech News Agency reported that about 70 people were traveling in the two buses.
Among the injured, 14 were in serious condition, and those who escaped without injuries were taken to Brno by firefighters.
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