German train collides with herd of sheep, killing 50 animals | News | DW | 06.06.2018

Visit the new DW website

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.

  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages
Advertisement

News

German train collides with herd of sheep, killing 50 animals

A train has driven through a herd of sheep in southern Germany, killing 50 of the animals.

A herd of sheep

A herd of sheep

Police in Konstanz, on the German-Swiss border, said none of the people on the train — four passengers and the driver — was hurt.

The accident happened near Singen on Wednesday at 4:40 a.m. (UTC 2:20).

The train, run by Swiss operator SBB, was part of a regional service from Singen to Engen in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The railway line had to remain closed for about one and a half hours.

It is not clear why the herd of about 450 animals was released from its enclosure.

Each evening at 1830 UTC, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism. You can sign up to receive it directly here.

jbh/sms (AP, AFP, dpa)