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Investigations begin into cause of German train crash

The accident happened in Bavaria, southern Germany. Credit: Reuters

Investigations have started into what caused a head-on crash between two trains in southern Germany.

Dozens of rescue teams are on site, including helicopters, and streets in the area are closed.

A press conference will be held at 12.00 local time (11.00 GMT).

Several people are thought to have died in the accident. Credit: EBU

Meridian, the company that operated the two trains, said it was unclear why the collision happened.

It has set up a helpline for those concerned about anyone they think may have been involved in the accident: +49 395 43084390.

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Four people found dead at German train crash site

Rescue services are at the scene of the train crash. Credit: Reuters

German rescuers have found four people dead at the site of a train crash in Bavaria, southern Germany.

A helicopter at the scene of the crash. Credit: Reuters

Around 150 people are injured, including ten seriously, police have said.

Firefighters stand by near the crash scene. Credit: Reuters

The head-on collision between two trains happened between the local stations of Holzkirchen and Rosenheim.

'Several killed and 100 injured' in German train crash

Credit: ITV News

Several people have died and around 100 are thought to be injured following a train crash in southern Germany, police have said.

Local media reported that several carriages were overturned after two trains had a head-on collision near Bad Aibling in Bavaria.

Two trains crashed head on. There are about 100 injured, scores of people seriously injured and several dead.

– Police spokesperson

The accident happened at 6.48am local time (05.48 GMT).

Rescue teams are on currently site.

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