German passenger train hits freight train, dozens injured

2017-12-06 09:29
Firefighters work on the site of a train accident on December 5, 2017 in Meerbusch-Osterath, western Germany, where a passenger train and a freight train collided, injuring at least 47 people. 
(Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

Firefighters work on the site of a train accident on December 5, 2017 in Meerbusch-Osterath, western Germany, where a passenger train and a freight train collided, injuring at least 47 people. (Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

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Berlin — German authorities say a commuter train has hit a freight train in a western town near Duesseldorf, leaving six people with medium-to-serious injuries.

The Meerbusch fire department said on Tuesday that 155 people were on board the regional commuter train when it ran into the freight train on the same track near the town's station.

Authorities say three people suffered serious injuries, three had slightly less serious injuries and another 41 were mildly injured. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Photos released by the Meerbusch fire department showed the passenger train partially derailed but still upright.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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