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Railway Disaster – Dec 24, 1953 – Šakvice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 48° 54.770 E 016° 42.399
33U E 625043 N 5419169
Quick Description: The Šakvice train disaster occurred on 24 December 1953 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic).
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/30/2015 9:06:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMNKNJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
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Long Description:
The Šakvice train disaster occurred on 24 December 1953 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). A local train was standing at the Šakvice station near Brno, when the Prague-Bratislava express ran into it, resulting in 103 deaths and a further 83 injured. The Ministry of the Interior said there was gross negligence by a number of railway men who had since been arrested. Other reports said that the express train crew had consumed a number of bottles of wine. Other sources have over 100 or 186 deaths.

This rail accident was one of the 20 most serious rail accidents by death toll to 1953.

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