Two trains collide in Saxony-Anhalt, passengers killed
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Two trains collide in Saxony-Anhalt, passengers killed

Magdeburg : Germany | Jan 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM PST
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The regional passenger train carrying 66 people collided with the derailed wagon of a freight train

A head on collision between two trains in Germany on Sunday has left several people dead and scores injured, though local rescue services have warned the death toll is likely to rise as they search the wreckage.

A passenger train hit a freight train outside Hordorf village, close to Saxony-Anhalt’s state capital Magdeburg, which caused several of its cars, carrying 45 people, to derail and overturn, said an official with the local fire department.

Over 200 rescue services had been dispatched to the scene of the crash at the time of writing, with rescue and recovery efforts ongoing.

There is not yet any indication what may have caused the train crash. Germany has one of the safest and most efficient rail services in Europe, making the train crash a serious shock to transport officials in the country.

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