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.
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.