Romania’s deadliest road accident for fifteen years

August 14 a minibus, with 16 people on board, was hit by a train at a railway crossing in the county of Iași, near the town Scânteia.

Television screenshot - Antena 3

Television screenshot - Antena 3

According to Under-Secretary of State for Health Raed Arafat, 13 people died, including a child, and three were seriously wounded.

The bus, which was hit in the centre, was pushed 350 m to Scânteia train station. The train stopped at about 350 meters after the impact. Train traffic in the region came to a standstill for a time. The train involved in the accident was operated by private rail company Regiotrans and ran between Iaşi and Braşov.

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