30 Jan '11, 3am

At least 10 people are dead and up to 20 seriously hurt in Germany after two trains collided & burst into flame

At least 10 people are dead and up to 20 seriously hurt in Germany after two trains collided & burst into flame

Rescue workers stand beside an overturned train after a train crash in Hordorf near Oschersleben, eastern Germany. -- PHOTO: AP BERLIN - TEN people died when a regional passenger train collided with a goods train late on 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. There were also a number of others suffering minor injuries, according to officials. The two trains were in flames after the collision. The regional train, the HarzElbeExpress (HEX) travelling between Magdeburg and Halberstadt, 'was the last train of the evening out of Magdeburg' on the line, a police spokesman said. More than 150 firemen, police and rescue workers were at the scene. Rail traffic was interrupted. The causes of t...

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