Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Germany train crash: 'several killed' and multiple casualties following head-on collision between two passenger trains



Four have died and 100 injured following a head-on collision between two local trains 
in southern Germany.
Among the casualties, 15 are "seriously injured" according to police.
Eyewitness reports indicate that the trains are “wedged together”.
It is understood that the rescue efforts could last all day.
We’ll be bringing you the latest at 11pm GMT, when police are set to hold a press conference.



Züge sind ineinander verkeilt. 

Local carnival cancelled following 'tragic event'

A planned carnival in Rosenheim has been cancelled.
City management chief Sabrina Obermoser has just made the announcement.
We have taken this decision after consultation with the authorities, the mayor and the district. This tragic event affects the entire district. Today is not a day for celebration.
Other carnivals in the surrounding areas may also be cancelled.


REUTERS
Tragic: Police have confirmed that four have died, but that number could rise 


Trains are 'wedged together'

Eyewitness reports indicate that the trains are “wedged together”.
It is understood that the rescue efforts could last all day.
We’ll be bringing you the latest at 11pm GMT, when police are set to hold a press conference.09:25

Trains can travel at 75mph in the area

Trains are normally allowed to travel at 75mph an hour in the area where the crash took place.
Police fear they will find more bodies in the trains as search as rescue efforts continue.
One driver is understood to be among the dead, while the other driver is reported “missing”.


REUTERS
Rescue efforts: Members of emergency services stand next to a crashed train near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany

Train driver feared among the dead

It is feared that of the four dead, one is a train driver.
The other driver is missing, with the local fire service now hunting for him.
Police have confirmed that four are dead, with 15 others “seriously injured”.

What we know so far


  1. Four people were killed when two trains collided head-on in the southern German state of Bavaria this morning
  2. About 150 people were injured, including 15 very seriously
  3. The collision took place on a single track, and the cause of the accident is unclear
  4. The accident took place between two local passenger trains near Bad Aibling
  5. Dozens of rescue teams are on site, including helicopters, and streets in the area were closed
  6. Police will hold a news conference at 11am GMT
  7. Police: 'There are fatalities'

    Jürgen Thalmeier, a local police spokesman, has now spoken to the press.
    We can confirm that there are fatalities.
    Police also spoke of “light and severely injured” victims aboard the commuter trains, one of which was derailed following the crash at 6.48am near a sewage works.
    Conflicting reports indicate that either four or eight have been confirmed dead.


    Horror: At least four people have now been confirmed dead

    Reports: 'Eight have died'

    German newspaper Bild are now reporting that eight have died.
    However police have increase their confirmed fatalities to four.
    We’ll continue to bring you all the latest.