Around 50 injured after trains collide in Germany

A regional express train carrying passengers collided with a freight train

Around 50 injured after trains collide in Germany

File photo | A regional Deutsche Bahn train of the passes an ungated level crossing in Offenthal, Germany, 07-11-2017. Image: Boris Roessler/DPA/PA Images

Around fifty people have been injured in a train crash near the German city of Dusseldorf. 

A regional express train carrying passengers collided with a freight train in the town of Meerbusch.

The state-run Deutsche Bahn rail operator said the crash occurred at around 6:30pm Irish time. 

The collision involved a passenger train and a freight train – however it is not known what caused the accident. 

The rail operator said it was on-site alongside the relevant authorities and emergency services to assist those affected and help clarify the situation.

The train reportedly had around 100 passengers on board.