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Tram collision in Bratislava leaves more than a dozen injured

TWO trams collided on September 26 in Bratislava, with nine people ending up hospitalised, including a 15-year-old boy, the TASR newswire reported.

TWO trams collided on September 26 in Bratislava, with nine people ending up hospitalised, including a 15-year-old boy, the TASR newswire reported.

Bratislava University Hospital at Kramare received eight people, while seven passengers suffered only minor injuries. The tram’s driver was seriously injured, according to Petra Stano Matasovska.

“The headcount is likely to be final, as the rescue operation has been concluded," Stano Matasovska told TASR.

Bratislava Children's Faculty Hospital spokeswoman Dana Kamenicka confirmed that the 15-year-old patient was rushed into emergency.

The collision took place around 2 p.m. close to the Lafranconi tram stop. The Bratislava Public Transport Company has managed to resume operation on the route within a few hours after the incident, the cause of which is still under investigation, according to TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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