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Germany: 1 dead, over a dozen injured in Munich train crash

February 14, 2022

Police said two commuter trains collided on a stretch of track near the southern city of Munich. An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

Firefighters climb into a train
Rescue personnel work at the scene of a collision involving two commuter trains near Munich Image: Matthias Balk/dpa/picture alliance

One person was killed and at least 14 others were injured in a head-on collision between two commuter trains near Munich on Monday evening, according to German police. 

Munich police said on Twitter that the two trains collided in the area of Ebenhausen-Schäftlarn station, which is situated southwest of the Bavarian capital.

Initial findings show the two trains collided on a single-track route. The cause of the collision is currently unclear and is being investigated.

Police have not released the identity of the person who died. 

Ambulances on the scene of a train accident
Dozens of rescue vehicles responded to the crashImage: Matthias Balk/dpa/picture alliance

Emergency services on site

"Numerous emergency services are on the scene, there are injured people, and the line is currently completely closed," the tweet said. 

According to authorities, the crash happened at around 4:40 pm (3:40pm UTC).

German newspaper Bild reported that a train driver had been trapped.

S-Bahn Munich, which is operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB), said that rescue services and police were operating between Höllriegelskreuth and Wolfratshausen stations.  

The route has been closed with replacement bus services operating between the stations. 

kb/wmr (AP,dpa)