Nearly 50 hurt as trains collide in Germany

German police are investigating a train collision near Dusseldorf in Germany that has injured at least 41 people.
Firefighters guiding passengers away from the the site of a train accident on Tuesday in Meerbusch-Osterath, western Germany, where a passenger train and a freight train collided, injuring at least 47 people. At least three of the 155 passengers were
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Firefighters guiding passengers away from the the site of a train accident on Tuesday in Meerbusch-Osterath, western Germany, where a passenger train and a freight train collided, injuring at least 47 people. At least three of the 155 passengers were "badly hurt", the Meerbusch fire department said on Twitter. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, which happened at around 7.30pm near the station of Meerbusch-Osterath in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2017, with the headline 'Nearly 50 hurt as trains collide in Germany'. Print Edition | Subscribe