WARSAW (Poland) - Firefighters say a train has run into another in north-eastern Poland, causing a fire and explosion and injuring one of the train drivers.

Bialystok fire department spokesman Marcin Janowski said a train carrying tanks of oil was stopped on the tracks on Monday when it was hit from behind by another cargo train. Seventeen of the 33 oil tanks that the train was carrying caught fire. Two of the tanks exploded before the fire could be put out.

Mr Janowski says that though one of the train drivers was hurt in the crash the explosion caused no injuries.

A primary school near the site was closed for the day as a precaution.
Some 40 teams of firefighters worked to put out the fire.

Trains crash in Poland, explode