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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 (picture-alliance/dpa/P. Seeger)

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.

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jbh/sms (AP, AFP, dpa)

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