Czech train crash kills 10

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An international express train crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic today, killing 10 people and injuring at least 100.

The EuroCity train, travelling from the Polish city of Krakow to the Czech capital, crashed at the speed of about of about 87 miles per hour.

"An international train from Krakow to Prague ran into a collapsed bridge which fell on the rails in the area of the town Studenka," said Radek Joklik, spokesman for the Czech Railways.

He said 10 people were killed.

Studenka lies about 217 miles from Prague and close to the eastern Czech city of Ostrava and the Polish border.

"There are many injured," said fire brigade duty officer David Pridal. "There are some dead, but we do not have precise numbers, because our people are rather devoting time to rescue those alive.