Friday 20 April 2018

'Several people' injured after two trains collide in Germany

Rescue workers are pictured at the site of train crash in Meerbusch west of Duesseldorf, Germany
Rescue workers are pictured at the site of train crash in Meerbusch west of Duesseldorf, Germany
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Several people have been injured in a train crash near the German city of Dusseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen have said.

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said a passenger train of the regional provider National Express drove into a freight train from DB Cargo about 1830 GMT in the town of Meerbusch.

The Meerbusch fire department said up to 150 passengers were on the train and that 5 people suffered injuries.

A police spokesman earlier had told German broadcaster ARD that about 50 people had been injured in the train crash.

A German government spokesman said Chancellor Angela Merkel had been briefed on the situation.

Reuters

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