A train derails in Germany; at least 4 killed

At least four people have been killed after a train derailed in southern Germany.

The regional double-decker train was leaving the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The town is popular as a ski resort in the Bavaria region of Germany.

The train was heading for Munich when it derailed just north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. German authorities, including police and firefighters, have launched a rescue operation.

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Police officials said the train had at least 60 passengers on board with thirty passengers injured and 15 of them being treated at a nearby hospital.

The railway line had been completely closed and emergency services were operating. No details have yet been shared about the casualties.

However, according to a local newspaper, there were many schoolchildren on board the train. Regional trains in Germany have seen an increase in passenger numbers of late after the German government introduced a public transport ticket for the whole of Germany at 9 euros on June 1.

More than seven million tickets had been sold in the first week according to an association of German regional transport companies.

(With agency contributions)


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