Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

'Dozens injured' in German train collision

'Dozens injured' in German train collision

At least 50 are feared wounded, German police said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

In May, seven people were lightly injured when a regional train derailed in eastern Germany.

Authorities said there had been multiple injuries but didn't immediately have more specific information. Three passengers were "badly hurt" while the others suffered light injuries.

A passenger train and freight train collided on the track near a train station in the town of Meerbusch, 15 minutes outside of Dusseldorf, at about 6am AEDT.

The regional express train carrying passengers is run by the privately-owned British operator National Express, while the cargo train is operated by DB Cargo, it added.

Emergency crews were on the scene and were helping unload people from the train. The freight train was transiting from Dillingen to Rotterdam when the accident occurred, Stuttgart Zeitung reported.

It estimated there were 150 people on board at the time of the crash.

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