The minibus carrying 10 people, eight women and two men,
drove on to the crossing near the city of Lodz. The force of the
collision hurled the bus 30 metres down the track, a police
“The impact was so strong that we cannot even recognise the
make of the vehicle,” the officer, Krzysztof Zielinski, told
broadcaster TVN 24. “None of the train passengers was hurt.”
Eight people died at the scene of the accident, while a
ninth person died later in hospital, a police spokesman said.
One woman was being treated in hospital for serious injuries.