Remembering the Studénka tragedy


Some 150 people gathered in the town of Studénka, north Moravia on Saturday to remember lost friends and family members who died exactly a year ago in one of the worst train accidents in the country’s history. On August 8th of 2008 a Comenius express train travelling from the Polish city of Krakow to Prague slammed into a motorway bridge that collapsed onto the tracks as it was approaching. Eight people died in the accident and over ninety were injured. Saturday’s commemorative gathering was attended by survivors, rescue workers and members of the local community who rushed to the scene to help.