3 killed as train derails near German resort: police...

3 killed as train derails near German resort: police

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:57 PM, 3 June 2022  

3 killed as train derails near German resort: police

3 killed as train derails near German resort: police

A regional train has derailed in southern Germany, killing at least three people, according to police and local officials.

A police spokesperson said on Friday the Munich-bound train had been quite full at the time of the crash in Burgrain, north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a ski resort in Bavaria that is also popular with hikers.

The local government in Garmisch-Partenkirchen said that at least three people were killed. Sixty people were being treated for injuries, and 16 of them were seriously hurt.

There were multiple school students on board the train, the regional Muenchener Merkur newspaper cited local paper the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tagblatt as reporting.

Three carriages overturned at least partly, and people were pulled out of the windows to safety.

Pictures on social media showed carriages of a double-decker regional train stuck between tree branches and rolled down an embankment, as well as people being carried away on stretchers and standing around on the tracks.

A major emergency services operation was still underway, police said, and the rail line was currently completely closed.

Regional trains have seen higher passenger numbers since June 1, when a ticket allowing Germany-wide travel came into effect.

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