Several dead after two trains collide head-on in Germany

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Police in Germnay say two passenger trains collided head-on in the German state of Bavaria on Tuesday.

There are reports of several people dead and scores injured.

BBC reported that the crash happened at Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km south-east of Munich.

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Other media reports suggested that one of the trains had derailed causing several carriages to overturn.

Emergency services with rescue helicopters are at the scene.

Police spokesman Martin Winkler said: “We are now talking about 100 people who are slightly injured, a number of seriously injured people and several dead.”

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German news agency DPA reports that eight rescue helicopters are standing on a lawn near the entrance to the town and that rescue workers are on their way to the scene.

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Roads around the scene have been closed and the railway line between Holzkirchen and Rosenheim is blocked, local media reported.

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