Police close file on July train crash

March 27, 2006 20:03


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The police have closed their investigation into the collision that took place in July between a train and a truck that was stuck on the track near Moshav Ahuzam, south of Kiryat Gat, a transport police spokesman said on Monday. "Unfortunately there was not enough evidence to put anybody on trial," he said. "The minute there is not enough evidence, no one is guilty." The collision injured 39 people and came two weeks after a train collided with a truck near Kibbutz Revadim in late June, killing seven people and injuring 190. After closing their investigation into the first incident in October, police recommended prosecuting two Israel Railways officials and the owners of a trucking company on charges of causing death by negligence. Police passed the file to Southern Region prosecutors, who have still to decide whether to follow the recommendations or close the file.

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