Train Derails Killing 4, Injuring Several

Emergency and rescue forces work on the site of a train crash in Burgrain, Germany, Friday, June 3, 2022. Authorities say a train accident in the Alps in southern Germany on Friday left at least four people dead and many more injured. Police said the regional train headed for Munich appears to have derailed shortly after noon in Burgrain — just outside the resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, from where it had set off. Three of the double-deck carriages overturned at least partly, and people were pulled out of the windows to safety. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Four people were killed and 15 severely injured when a train derailed in southern Germany on Friday.

Approximately 30 injured passengers, 15 have sustained serious injuries and were admitted to hospitals in the surrounding area.

Stephan Scharf, an official from the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, had told CNN earlier that 60 people were receiving medical treatment.

The accident occurred on the last day of school before the Pentecost, a religious holiday celebrated in Bavaria. It was not immediately clear how many students were on board when the train came off the tracks.

Photos and videos from the scene shared on social media show carriages of a double-decker regional train rolled down an embankment and caught in leafy trees, as rescue workers carried people away on stretchers.

Prosecutors and police have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident, police told CNN.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply