Railaccident Germany

Three dead and sixteen seriously injured in Germany train derailment

Source: ANP / AFP

Three people were killed in a train derailment in southeastern Germany on Friday afternoon. Sixty people were injured, sixteen of them seriously, German emergency services report. The train ran off the rails just north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, about 75 kilometers southwest of Munich.

The damage after the train disaster is enormous and the emergency services have been deployed with large equipment. Emergency services try to get trapped victims from the derailed wagons, but it is difficult because of the enormous damage.

DB expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the accident. DB has opened a special hotline for people who have questions. Due to the rescue service and police operation on the route, the section between Garmisch-Patenkirchen and Oberau is closed. Trains coming from Munich turn around in Oberau. Trains coming from Mittenwald turn in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

It is unknown how many passengers were on the double-decker train. According to the German media, there were many students on board. Police confirm that the train was “pretty full”. The latter is plausible because people can travel through Germany for 9 euros per month in the months of June, July and August.

The cause of the derailment has not yet been released.

Author: Kenneth Steffers

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