Last fatalities identified in Czech train crash

10-08-2008

The final two victims of the Czech Republic’s worst train crash in 13 years have been identified. Of a total of seven people killed in Friday’s crash near the Czech city of Ostrava, seven were Czechs, while a Polish woman and Ukrainian man were also among the dead. According to the Czech authorities, local hospitals treated 67 people, including the Ukrainian victim, two Frenchmen, two Slovaks and 13 Poles. Meanwhile, Czech Railways has restored a limited service along the track adjacent to the one on which the accident took place. Czech Railways have also announced that the closest relative of each of the victims will receive 240,000 crowns in compensation.