Tanker destroys historic wagon that is more than 100 years old

The driver suffered minor injuries.

(Source: Korzár/Judita Čermáková)

The driver of the tanker skidded on a wet road on August 14, broke through the crash barriers and turned over two wagons belonging to the Košice Children's railway at Čermel station.

“One of the wagons is an historic example, more than 100 years old, and the second is our newest asset, on which we have been working for several years. Its premiere was just this Sunday,” said Ľubomír Lehotský, chairman of the civic association of the Košice Children's Historic Railway, as quoted by the Korzár Sme regional daily.

The historical wagon dates back to 1886 and was on the list of technical monuments.

“The wagons are certainly immobile,” he said, as quoted by the regional daily. “We cannot estimate the damage, but probably it will be about €100,000, maybe even more.”

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