A homicide investigation has been launched in connection with an accident that happened in Münchendorf, Austria. The driver of the train was a Hungarian man who was hospitalised as a result of the accident. According to the Austrian press, the Hungarian man is the suspect in the accident while, according to the local police, there is no suspect at this stage of the investigation.
A passenger train got derailed near Münchendorf on Monday evening. The Hungarian man driving the train was taken from the scene by an ambulance helicopter.
Two passengers got seriously injured in the accident, and a 25-year-old man died.
The train was travelling from Sopron to Vienna. The Austrian police immediately started an investigation, rtl.hu reports. The condition of the 52-year-old Hungarian driver was stabilised in the hospital. According to Austrian press reports, all those injured are now in stable condition.
The accident caused damage of 15 million euros.
It is not yet known what caused the accident, writes blikk.hu. According to the Austrian Heute, it was not a technical hitch. This is the reason why
the Hungarian driver may be charged with negligent manslaughter.
However, a spokesman for the Lower Austrian Police Headquarters said that there are no suspects in the case yet. The police are currently investigating the case.
Source: rtl.hu, blikk.hu