30 Jan '11, 1am

At least 10 dead in German train collision

HORDORF, Germany: Ten people died when a regional passenger train collided with a goods train late Saturday in eastern Germany, police and firemen said. Up to 20 other people were seriously injured in the accident which happened at Hordorf near Oschersleben, in Saxony-Anhalt, firemen and police said. They gave differing numbers. About 20 others suffered minor injuries, according to firemen. A total of 40 people were evacuated to hospitals, a police spokesman said. Contrary to earlier reports from police the trains did not catch fire, according to fire service officials. The passenger train derailed and landed on its side. No images of the accident scene were shown on German television in the hours following the drama. More than 150 firemen, police and rescue workers were at the scene. A few hours after the accident they were working under arc lights around the passenger tr...

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