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At least 10 people have died and scores have been injured – 50 seriously – after two commuter trains collided in southern Germany, police have said.

The crash happened near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling at 6.48am on Tuesday. Several carriages overturned after the trains, which were travelling in opposite directions, collided head on.

Police said the death toll had risen to 10, with 50 severely injured and a further 100 carrying light injuries.

Federal police spokesman Stefan Brandl cautioned that the toll would change. He said: “The current number of dead and injured is a snapshot; this can and will change.”
Source:  The Guardian
Condolences to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery!

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There's a certain poster in this forum insisting train crashes only CAN happen in China.

Christian Schreyer, board chairman for Transdev, which operates the railway, told CNN that it was baffling that the crash could have happened.

"We really have no clue how this could happen," he said. "Both of our trains have been on this track at the same time."
The trains were equipped with an automatic braking system that would stop them if they ran through a red signal. Also, each train had a driver and a driver instructor on board.
Sad news for the people and families involved.

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What is baffling is that the emergency brake system on both trains, that stops the train in case jumping a red light,  failed.
Let's hope that the recovery of the black boxes will throw some light on this very unfortunate accident.

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seneca Post time: 2016-2-9 18:26
That was NOT in the GERMAN news. Did you learn that from some Chinglish source???

The German inve ...

Investigations take months, sometimes years.
No surprise that you think you already know it was caused by a stupid German rather than a faulty braking system.
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