2009 Romanian bus-train collision
|Date and time:||August 14, 2009 at 14:10 (UTC+3)|
|Location:||near a Railway station in Scânteia, Iaşi County|
|Deaths:||14; 2 serious injuries|
The 2009 Romanian bus-train collision (Romanian: Tragedia de la Scânteia), happened on 14 August 2009 at 14:10pm in Romania. A bus and train hit each other. Thirteen people died. It happened in Scânteia of Iaşi County in Romania on County Road 248C It was originally thought that only 10 people died in the accident. This was the worst accident in Romania in the past fifteen years.
Accident[change | change source]
The accident happened when a minibus carrying 16 passengers was moving across a railway crossing. The minibus was hit by a train as it was crossing the railway crossing near Scânteia. Everyone that was killed in the accident was on the bus, which included a child. Three more people were badly injured. The bus was hit in the center of it and was pushed a total of 350 meters by the train The reason why the crash happened in the first place was because the bus driver did not follow the light signals or signs at the railway crossing.
References[change | change source]
- "Microbuz lovit de tren în judeţul Iaşi. 13 persoane au murit, printre care şi un copil (VIDEO)" (in Romanian). Antena 3. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "13 persoane şi-au pierdut viaţa după coliziunea dintre un tren şi un microbuz. ATENŢIE, IMAGINI ŞOCANTE!" (in Romanian). Realitatea TV. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "13 morţi şi trei răniţi grav, după ce un microbuz a fost lovit de tren - VIDEO" (in Romanian). Mediafax. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Scontro tra treno e bus in Romania" (in Italian). Euronews. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "13 killed, 3 seriously injured in bus-train collision in Romania". China Daily. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- "Thirteen passengers die after train hits their bus". Romanian Times. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "13 morti, 3 raniti (FOTO SI VIDEO)" (in Romanian). Ziarul de Iasi. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "13 morţi într-un accident teribil în Iaşi". Evenimentul Zilei (in Romanian). 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Photos and videos on the accident (please be aware that these images may cause distress).