Germany Train Crash Injures Nearly 50

(VOA): Nearly 50 people were injured Tuesday near Duesseldorf, Germany,  when a passenger train collided with a freight train in the suburb of Meerbusch.

Authorities say the train carrying 155 people hit the freight train Tuesday evening, west of Duesseldorf, causing serious injuries to at least three people, moderate injury to three more, and minor injuries to at least 41 other people. Rescue personnel are on the scene.

The initial estimates of injury were lower; Deutsche Bahn rail company, which operated the passenger train, first estimated only five people had been hurt, then raised the estimate to nearly 50.

The train was a commuter train run by a subsidiary of the British-owned National Express. National Express's first estimate of the number of injured was 20. The reason for the difference in estimates is not yet clear.

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