Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis survived a no-confidence vote early on Thursday, even as he faces charges of graft, EU concerns over possible conflicts of interest and mass rallies demanding his resignation.
"A total of 38 people were affected by the fire, of them eight unfortunately died," emergency services spokesman Prokop Volenik told the media. Czech media said the fire which was now under control was reported at 0349 GMT.
A gunman shot dead six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava in an unexplained attack, authorities said. It was the worst shooting in the Czech Republic
The inspectorate said the passenger train smashed into the standing freight train. The regional rescue service said up to 35 passengers were injured. Some were transported to hospitals for treatment by helicopters.