Ten Dead After Trains Collide in Germany

At least 17 are also critically injured after two trains collided head-on.

A head-on collision involving two trains has left 10 people dead and 17 critically injured in the southern state of Bavaria, Germany, CNN reported. There were 150 passengers on the trains, and at least 63 suffered less-serious injuries.

According to reports, the trains collided at a bend on the Mangfall Valley Railway, a single-track regional line between the towns of Rosenheim and Holzkirchen.

Why the two trains collided remains a mystery at this point, but investigators are focusing on human, technical and infrastructure errors.  The railway was equipped with an automatic braking system that would stop trains from getting onto a track they were not supposed to be on, but there has not been any inclination as to why the brakes did not switch on for either train.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said at the news conference that at least one of the trains was not running to schedule. "Why they did not stick to the timetable, we don't know. This has to be investigated," he said.

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