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German trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injured

06 December 2017, 12:24 | Opal Carroll

Passenger and freight trains collide near Dusseldorf

Passenger and freight trains collide near Dusseldorf

Almost 50 commuters were injured after a passenger train carrying 155 people hit a freight train northwest of the city of Düsseldorf Tuesday evening.

Rescue workers are pictured at the site of train crash in Meerbusch west of Duesseldorf, Germany December 5, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media.

The incident occurred near a train station in the town of Meerbusch, the dpa news agency reported on Tuesday.

"According to our latest information five people were hurt, none of them have life threatening injuries", it said.

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A police spokesman earlier had told German broadcaster ARD that about 50 people had been injured in the train crash.

According to the Meerbusch fire department, 155 people were on board the commuter train when it ran into the freight train. However, it remains unclear why the freight train parked on the same track.

The fire department shared an image of the scene with an update on the situation.



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