• At least four dead after two German trains collide
• About 150 injured after the crash in Bavaria
• One train derailed near Bad Aibling
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Region inaccessible and making rescue efforts ‘more difficult’

A spokesman for German federal police in Bavaria, Matthias Knott, said that the region was very inaccessible and making rescue efforts more difficult. The crash took place near the river Mangfall in a densely wooded and hilly region, AP writes.

Water police were helping in the rescue efforts as well, dpa reported, taking injured from the trains across the river to waiting ambulances. The injured were taking to hospitals all over southern Bavaria.

What do we know so far?

  1. At 6.48am local time, two trains collided on the single track between Rosenheim and Holzkirchen near Bad Aibling, 40 miles from Munich
  2. Four people were killed, 150 injured and at least 40 seriously injured according to police
  3. Rescue teams continue to search for passengers trapped in the wreckage
  4. Police described the crash as one of the worst in the region for several years
  5. There will be a press conference at 11am GMT
  6. The train was operated by Meridian, part of the Transdev group. Deutsche Bahn is responsible for the track.

source; BBC europe


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