Head-on train crash kills 9

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TWO com­muter trains crashed head-on in a re­mote area in south­ern Ger­many, killing at least nine peo­ple and in­jur­ing 150.

The two re­gional trains crashed be­fore 7am on the SIN­GLE line that runs near Bad Ai­b­ling, in Bavaria, with sev­eral car­riages over­turn­ing.

The line is com­monly used by com­muters head­ing to work in Mu­nich and would nor­mally also carry chil­dren trav­el­ling to school, but they are cur­rently on hol­i­day.

It was not clear how fast the trains were go­ing, but speeds of up to 80mph are per­mit­ted on that stretch of track.

The trains crashed in a re­mote area about 40 miles south east of Mu­nich.

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