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article imagePoland train crash leaves 16 people dead, 58 injured

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By Tucker Cummings     Mar 4, 2012 in World
Szczekociny - A train crash in Poland has left 16 people dead and 58 injured. Two trains collided head-on, and authorities in the region say it is unlikely additional survivors will be found.
The collision, which took place in Southern Poland near the town of Szczekociny, has left at least one American citizen dead, according to a report from CNN. The crash has been described as the country's worst rail accident in decades. Prior to this incident, the last notable crash was in 1990, when 16 people were killed in a collision involving two trains in the Warsaw suburb of Ursus.
Between the two trains, there were over 350 passengers. Those who were not injured were brought to Warsaw. While the investigation is still underway, all signs currently point to human error as the cause of the deadly accident.
According to an AP report, one woman who lived near the site of the accident described the sound of crash as "like a bomb going off." She added, "People from the train starting crying, 'Help, help!' So we and the neighbors ran to them. Some of them smashed windows to let them out."
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