At Least Four Dead And More Than 30 Injured In Horrific German Train Crash In Bavaria

At least for people have been killed and over 30 injured after a train derailed in Germany in the south-eastern state of Bavaria. The train crashed near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, out of the injured 15 are said to be in a serious condition.

Emergency services attend the train crash in Germany
Emergency services attending the train crash in Germany

The train was heading to Munich when three carriages derailed near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, authorities have said that the train was carrying many students.

A local police spokesperson said that it was currently unclear what caused the accident.

Initially, it was thought that approximately 60 people had been injured, but Stefan Sonntag, a spokesperson for the German federal police said that the number was closer to 30.

Mr Sonntag added that out of the 30 people injured, 15 of them were in a serious condition in a local hospital.

Authorities who attended the scene told reporters that people had been "pulled through the windows" to rescue them after the accident.

Local police said that the train was carrying a lot of students who were celebrating the start of the summer holidays. Mr Sonntag said it was too early to comment on such reports.

A US soldier based at a nearby air base was driving passed when the accident occurred. He said to local media that the incident was "just awful - suddenly the train overturned".

The crash took place at approximately 13:15 local time (11:15 GMT) on Friday, not long after the train left Garmisch-Partenkirchen for Munich.

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