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Current issue | Issue 1282, (11- 17 February 2016)
Saturday,25 November, 2017
Issue 1282, (11- 17 February 2016)

Ahram Weekly

Bavarian train crash

Bavarian train crash
Bavarian train crash
Al-Ahram Weekly

A head-on train crash near Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km south-east of Munich, cost  at least 10 people their lives and the death toll is expected to rise as among the 100 people injured, 50 were reported to be in a very serious condition.

According to Bavarian police sources, the drivers of both trains and two train guards were among those killed. Emergency teams worked for hours to free casualties from the wreckage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “dismayed and saddened” by the crash. The cause of the collision is not yet known.

This is the worst train accident in Germany in many years. German railways are known for their efficiency and Tuesday’s Bavarian crash is something of a mystery  especially as the German authorities are inquiring about whether terrorism was to blame.

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