Train derailment in Germany: three dead, 16 seriously injured after accident in Bavaria


At least three people were killed and 16 seriously injured in a train derailment in southern Germany on Friday, a Garmisch-Partenkirchen district official told CNN.

Sixty people are currently receiving medical treatment, Stephan Scharf said.

Rescue operations are still underway at the crash site at Burgrain.

The regional train was heading toward Munich when it derailed near Burgrain, north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a ski resort in the Bavarian Alps.

The accident happened on the last day of school before Pentecost, a religious holiday celebrated in Bavaria. It was not immediately clear how many students were on board when the train went off the rails.

Photos and videos of the scene shared on social media show carriages of a regional double-decker train rolling off an embankment and becoming trapped in leafy trees as rescuers carried people away on stretchers.

A major emergency response operation is still underway, Scharf said. The police in Upper Bavaria has taken over the rescue operations.

This is a breaking story.

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