Train collision on scenic Panama route
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -- Two trains collided on a scenic route along
the Panama Canal, killing the engineer of one train and slightly injuring 10
American tourists, rail officials said Monday.
The passengers injured in Sunday's accident, who took the train as part
of a cruise
vacation, were treated at a hospital in Panama City for cuts and bruises and released
the same day.
The train they were riding in crashed into another train waiting to change
rails at a
crossover in the city of Gamboa, 25 miles northwest of Panama City.
Thomas Kenna, spokesman for the U.S.-based Kansas City Southern Rail Network,
which operates the Panama Railway Company, said the cause of the crash was
The train was headed toward the Atlantic coast city of Colon, along a route
takes it through jungles that border the waterway.
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