50 injured in German train collision near Düsseldorf, says police

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 December, 2017, 4:22am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 December, 2017, 4:22am

Fifty people were injured in a collision between two trains near Düsseldorf, Germany, on Tuesday night, federal police said.

The accident took place between a passenger train and a goods train in the town of Meerbusch in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous region, the Bild newspaper said on its website.

Authorities said there were multiple injuries but did not immediately have more specific information.

Emergency crews were on the scene and were helping unload people from the passenger train.

A photo tweeted by the Meerbusch fire service showed the passenger train partially derailed but still upright.