Breaking: Train Collision Causes Havoc at Sofia Central Station (UPDATED)

Transport Minister Georgi Gvozdeikov confirmed that there was no head-on collision between two trains in Sofia around 4:40 p.m. According to Gvozdeikov, the incident occurred when a train departing for Plovdiv from Central Station was hit from behind by another train performing a maneuver with three carriages. The driver of the maneuvering train, who fell ill, failed to stop in time and collided with the stationary train at low speed, causing damage to the rear carriage. Gvozdeikov emphasized that the fault lies with the driver performing the maneuver, and the incident is unrelated to infrastructure issues.

The minister reported that six people sustained minor injuries in the incident and were transported to hospital for treatment. While their current conditions are unknown, Gvozdeikov stated that there were no serious injuries. Two men were taken to "Pirogov" hospital, one to ISUL, and one to VMA, all with injuries that are not life-threatening. Additionally, one man suffered a broken arm. Eight more individuals, consisting of four men and four women, were examined at the scene and found to have minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

Earlier reports indicated a collision between two trains at the capital's Central Station, resulting in injuries to at least four individuals.

According to statements from Bulgarian State Railways "Passenger Transport," both the Sofia-Burgas and Sofia-Plovdiv fast trains have been halted at the station due to the railway accident. Scheduled departures for the Plovdiv-bound train at 4:20 p.m. and the Burgas-bound train at 4:40 p.m. have been affected.

Two women were reportedly injured.

In light of the incident, the passenger train bound for Sofia-Ihtiman is...

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