German Passenger Train Collided With Freight Train
Written by: Tanya Patel - December 6, 2017
In a shocking train accident in Düsseldorf, Germany more than 40 people were injured when a train crashed. On Tuesday night, a passenger train traveling towards Düsseldorf collided with a freight train near Meerbusch town in North Rhine Westphalia.
There were a total of 173 passengers on the train out of which 7 were badly injured and one suffered serious injuries. Another 33 people had minor injuries and the remaining 132 were unscathed.
The Fire Department began rescue operations but they were hindered by a broken cable. One of the Fire Department Officials explained the broken cable, “posed a risk of electric shock to persons outside the train.”
A statement released by the Germany’s State owned Railway Group stated Deutsche Bahn the trains collided at around 7:30 P.M. According to the reports, the passenger train collided with a stationary cargo train on the track. A spokesman from Deutsche Bahn explained the train driver had immediately slammed the emergency brake when he noticed the cargo train on the track.
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