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Two killed after train crashes into track workers in Germany

After a train accident near Cologne, west Germany, two people were killed and others treated for shock.

German news agency dpa said that the train crashed into a group who were working near the town Huerth around 11am local.

Police, psychologists and emergency workers attended the scene. The route was closed for further train traffic.

Dpa reported that five people suffered psychological trauma as a result of witnessing the death and injury of two colleagues.


Police spokespersons confirmed that several other people were injured but could not provide an exact number.

Image: Rescue workers gathered at the scene of the accident

The spokesperson confirmed that the train was heading from Cologne towards the city of Koblenz.

The fire service and rescue teams treated the injured passengers, as well as those who initially were not allowed to leave.


Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, a regional newspaper, reported that in addition to a large police force, there were 10 ambulances, 4 emergency doctors, and 35 firefighters on scene.

After the incident, the Huerth-Kalscheuren Station and the town of Bruehl have been closed.


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