German:Several Killed’ In German Train Crash

Several people have been killed in an early morning crash involving two trains in Bavaria, Germany, police say.

 

The trains collided near Bad Aibling, around 40 miles southeast of Munich, at 6.48am local time, causing several wagons to overturn.

 

Police say rescue workers have found four dead at the site, about 150 injured, including 10 in a very serious condition.

 

Spokesman Stefan Sonntag said the scene was still so confusing that it was difficult to put an exact number on the casualties, adding: “This is the biggest accident we have had in years in this region and we have many emergency doctors, ambulances and helicopters on the scene.”

 

Rescuers are trying to free people still trapped in the wreckage.

 

German news agency DPA reports that eight rescue helicopters are standing on a lawn near the town’s entrance and that more rescue workers are on their way to the scene. Pictures from the scene show dozens of ambulances lined up on a road nearby.

 

It is understood that the site of the collision is a single railway track and the cause of the crash is unknown.

 

Numerous commuters are likely to be among the victims but, because of a holiday, few students are expected to be on the trains

(Source) Sky News 2016