Two German crowd crashes

2017-08-05 13:28
FILE: Rescuers gather on a road near railtracks in Wuerzburg southern Germany after a man attacked train passengers with an axe. (DPA/AFP)

FILE: Rescuers gather on a road near railtracks in Wuerzburg southern Germany after a man attacked train passengers with an axe. (DPA/AFP)

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Berlin - Police in Germany say 12 people have been injured and one person has died in two separate incidents of vehicles hitting crowds.

Bavarian police say a 15-year-old girl was killed late on Friday when a driver lost control of his vehicle and drove over an embankment, crashing into a group of youths near the town of Garching an der Alz.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to a hospital by air ambulance, while the 27-year-old driver and his four passengers suffered minor injuries.

Police said on Saturday the cause of the crash was still under investigation.

Berlin police say six people were injured when a driver attempted to avoid another car and crashed into a group of pedestrians late on Friday.

Police say the driver had consumed alcohol and didn't possess a driving licence.

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