30 Jan 2011

Fatal train crash in Germany

1:58 pm on 30 January 2011

At least 10 people are reported to have died in a train crash in eastern Germany.

A passenger train and a goods train collided head-on in the state of Saxony-Anhalt late on Saturday, near the city of Magdeburg.

The cause of the crash is unclear. Forty three people were injured, 18 seriously.

Police said the passenger train, the HarzElbeExpress, was travelling between Magdeburg and Halberstadt.