Monday, May 12, 2008

AP: One person dies in train derailment in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania: Romania's government says a train has derailed in the country, killing one person and injuring five people.

Railway police say two and a half carriages of the train came off the tracks. It was traveling from Bucharest to the northeast city of Iasi when the derailment occurred at about 5 p.m (1500 GMT) Saturday near the town of Valea Calugareasca.

Transportation minister Leonard Orban says one person died and five people were hospitalized in the nearby city of Ploiesti. The train track has been closed in the area, which is 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Bucharest, and an investigation into the cause of the derailment is under way.

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