Eight dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Germany: police

Updated: 2016-02-09 17:15


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Eight dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Germany: police
Helicopters of rescue services are seen at a field near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany, February 9, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

BERLIN - Eight people are dead and 50 seriously injured following a head-on collision between two trains in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria, a police spokesman says, BBC reported.

Altogether, between 100-150 people sustained injuries in the collision, police say.

The cause of the accident was unclear and police said that, alongside the rescue effort, investigations were starting into establishing what had happened.

The accident between two local passenger trains operated by Meridian happened at 6.48 am local time (0548 GMT) near Bad Aibling in the southeastern corner of Germany.

Dozens of rescue teams were on site, including helicopters, and streets in the area were closed.

Police will hold a news conference at 12.00 local time (1100 GMT).

Meridian is part of the Transdev group. Deutsche Bahn is responsible for the track.

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