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Train crash in western Germany kills two, injures 20

BERLIN: A passenger train crashed in western Germany after colliding on a crossing with an agricultural vehicle transporting manure, killing two people and injuring 20, police said on Saturday.

The train, which was en route from Osnabrueck in northwestern Germany to Ibbenbueren - a small town about 23 km (15 miles) away - crashed at 11.31 local time (0931 GMT) outside Ibbenbueren, police said.

It came to a standstill on the tracks 200-300 metres (yards) away from the crash site.

Of the 20 people injured, 3 are seriously injured, police said. Everybody who was on board the train at the time of the crash has now disembarked and the injured are being treated at the crash site or in hospital, police said.

 

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