50 injured in German train collision near Düsseldorf, says police

50 injured in German train collision near Düsseldorf, says police

According to the Meerbusch fire department, 155 people were on board the commuter train when it ran into the freight train.

Meerbusch is a town approximately 10km outside of the German city of Dusseldorf.

UP to 50 people have been reportedly injured after a passenger train collided with a freight train in near Dusseldorf in Germany tonight. The Meerbusch fire department said up to 150 passengers were on the train.

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At around 7.30pm local time, a National Express train from Cologne to Krefeld with more than 100 passengers on board, collided with the DB Cargo train.

Pictures from the scene show firefighters on the scene and the passenger train buckled and damaged.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. Emergency services are on scene, but rescue efforts are being hampered by a fallen power line. In May, seven people were lightly injured when a regional train derailed in eastern Germany.

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