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German train crash death toll could rise

01-31-2011 13:39 BJT

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German authorities say the death toll from Saturday's train collision could rise, as some of the passengers are severely injured. So far, 10 people have died, and 23 others are injured.

A freight train and a passenger train crashed in heavy fog late on Saturday near the eastern German village of Hordorf.

Both trains were moving at over 80 kilometers an hour. The impact was so strong that the passenger train was catapulted off the tracks. The driver of the passenger train was killed immediately.

The cause of the crash is being investigated, and experts say they're looking at all possibilities, including technical failure and human error. The train crash was Germany's worst since 2006.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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