The Latest: German train crash was head-on


BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

German news agency dpa reports that four people have died in the head-on train crash in Bavaria.

Dpa, citing a federal police official on the scene, says that about 150 people were injured in the crash Tuesday morning between two regional trains near Bad Aibling, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Munich.

A spokesman for German Federal Police in Bavaria, Matthias Knott, told the AP that the crash took place “in an inaccessible region” and that rescue personnel were still in the middle of getting passengers out of the trains.

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9 a.m.

Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag told The Associated Press that two regional trains crashed head-on on the single track between Rosenheim and Holzkirchen shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

Sonntag said that at least two people had died in the crash, but that the scene of the accident was so confusing that he did not have any specific numbers of injured and dead yet.

“This is the biggest accident we have had in years in this region and we have many emergency doctors, ambulances and helicopters on the scene,” Sonntag said.

He said some people were still stuck inside the wreckage of the train and rescue personnel were trying to free them.

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8:55 a.m.

Police say at least two people have died and about 100 have been injured — 10 seriously — in a train crash in southern Germany.

German news agency dpa reported that two regional trains were involved in the crash Tuesday morning near Bad Aibling in Bavaria.

8:45 a.m.

Police say several people have been injured in an early morning train crash in southern Germany.

They say two trains were involved in the crash near Bad Aibling, in Bavaria. It was not immediately clear how many people were injured.

German news agency dpa reported that one train derailed in the crash Tuesday morning, and several wagons overturned.

Dpa reported that eight rescue helicopters were standing on a lawn near the entrance to the town of Bad Aibling and further rescue staff were on the way to the scene of the crash.

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