Bavaria’s interior minister Joachim Herrmann said three of the victims were found dead, while a fourth succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital.
Stefan Sonntag of Upper Bavaria’s police force said the regional train was “very crowded and many people were using it, hence the high number of injured”.
German Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (center) speaks to media representatives at the scene after a serious train accident on 3 June, 2022. Source: AAP / DPA
There were many school students on board the train, the regional Muenchener Merkur newspaper reported, citing local paper the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tagblatt.
“We have a dilemma that is hardly possible to resolve in the short-term – to grow and modernise at the same time,” said Richard Lutz, Deutsche Bahn chief on Monday.
Emergency and rescue forces operate at the scene after a serious train accident in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, on 3 June, 2022. Source: AAP / DPA
Popular mountain resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding region have begun preparations to host the G7 summit of world leaders later this month.
In 2017, a passenger train and a stationary freight train collided near the western city of Duesseldorf injuring 41 people.
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