Ten people have been killed and more than eighty injured after two trains collided head on at high speeds on Tuesday.
— Al Jazeera America (@ajam) February 9, 2016
The crash happened around 7 a.m. local time in Bad Aibling and Kolbermoor in Bavaria, near the German/Austrian border. It is thought that the trains were tavelling at speeds of up to 100km/h (62 mph).
Officials belive that the train drivers had no visual contact before the crash as the track in on a bend and they would have been unable to brake intime to stop the crash.
Investigators will know what happened after they analyse the black boxes from both trains; the line that the crash happened on had a braking system designed to stop a train passing a red signal to prevent such crashes.
#BadAibling train crash latest:
– 9 killed
– 100 injured
– 2 missing
– 2 of 3 data recorders found
– latest news https://t.co/MonDlaNlDR
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 9, 2016