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Ten people confirmed dead in German train crash

Ten people have now been confirmed to have died in a train crash in Germany.

Two trains travelling in opposite directions on the same set of tracks collided this morning.

ITV News' correspondent Emma Murphy, who is at the crash site in the countryside near Bad Aibling in Bavaria, reports that the two trains involved had just turned round a bend and so would not have had time to stop.

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One passenger 'missing' from German train crash

Police in Germany investigating a high-speed head on collision between two trains have said one passenger is still missing.

Aerial view of rescue forces working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, Germany Credit: Peter Kneffel/DPA/PA
Aerial view of rescue forces working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, Germany Credit: Peter Kneffel/DPA/PA

At least 81 people were injured in the crash in southern Bavarian countryside, and police said 18 of those were in a serious condition.

The trains were carrying about 150 passengers, mainly commuters.

German Transport Minister: Crash site is 'horrifying'

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann arrive at the site of the two crashed trains near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany Credit: Reuters

Germany's Transport Minister has described the scene of the Bavaria train crash as "horrifying" and "shocking".

Speaking at a news conference in Bad Aibling, close to where the collision happened, he explained that the front carriages of the trains were ripped in two after impact.

The trains had been travelling at around 100 kilometres per hour (62mph) when they hit each other head-on.

Two of the trains' three black boxes have been found. Credit: Reuters

He added that it was unclear whether the crash was a result of technical or human error.

Two of three black boxes have now been found and the evidence will be analysed.

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