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31 Jul 2020 | 04:42 PM UTC

Portugal: Train collision kills one near Coimbra (Centro region) July 31

Portugal News Alert

Train collision kills one near Coimbra (Centro region) on July 31; residual disruptions expected in the short term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/31/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Coimbra

Event

A collision between a high-speed train and maintenance machinery near Coimbra (Centro region) resulted in at least one person killed on Friday, July 31. The incident occurred at 15:30 (local time) on the north line near Soure (Coimbra district) train station and resulted in at least 50 minor injuries. The line has been closed as emergency response operations are ongoing.

Disruptions to transport in the area is likely in the near term.

Advice

Those in the Coimbra area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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