Four people died, and one person was injured on Saturday morning in Tapolca, where a train and a car collided, the Veszprém County Police Headquarters said on police.hu.
According to police information, the accident took place at a railway crossing on road 7345 in the administrative area of Tapolca.
According to the information of the National Ambulance Service
in the accident, three young men and a young woman were killed at the scene, and a 17-year-old man was taken to hospital in a rescue helicopter with life-threatening injuries.
Mávinform announced on the website of the railway company that a high-speed train from Tapolca to Budapest collided with a car near Kisapáti at 9:34 a.m. According to the railway company, the light barrier at the crossing was working well and showed a no-signal. No one was injured on the train, they added.
Due to the accident, railway traffic between Tapolca and Badacsonytördemic-Szigliget stations is expected to be suspended until early afternoon, where a replacement bus will run instead of trains.
Therefore, longer arrival times are to be expected on the Budapest-Székesfehérvár-Tapolca line on North Lake Balaton, they indicated.
According to the information of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management, professional firefighters from Badacsonytomaj, volunteers from Tapolca and volunteers from Tapolca also arrived at the accident, who, in addition to the technical rescue, also helped to transport the train passengers.