Germany train collision: At least 50 people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a freight train near the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday (Dec 5), prompting a large rescue operation. The accident happened near the railway station in the town, when the passenger train carrying around 150 passengers drove into the freight train.Dozens of firefighters were called but it is reported the broken overhead line made it difficult to reach passengers. “The rescue services on the ground have the situation under control. The injured people are gradually being transferred to hospital,” the fire department tweeted. The fire department tweeted a picture showing the train’s moderately damaged first carriage, while other carriages appeared largely unaffected.Both trains were still standing upright on the tracks. The National Express driver was freed from his mangled cab by firefighters, the federal police said. “He appears unharmed but he is in shock,” it added. According to the reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been informed about the mishap.
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