Germany train crash: Three killed and 60 people hurt after train derails | World News

At least three people have been killed and 16 severely injured after a train derailed in southern Germany.

A police spokesperson said the Munich-bound train had been quite full at the time it crashed north of the Bavarian ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Around 60 people in total were hurt in the accident, a Garmisch-Partenkirchen district office spokesperson said.

Several school students were on board the train, the local newspaper reported.

Pictures showed carriages of the double-decker regional train stuck between tree branches.

People could also be seen being carried away on stretchers.

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Emergency and rescue forces are in action. Pic: AP
emergency and rescue forces are in action after a serious train accident. According to the authorities, at least three people have been killed and many injured.
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The scene of the crash. Pic: AP

Police said a major emergency services operation was underway and the rail line was completely closed.

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