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.
Zusammenstoß zwischen Regionalexpress RE7 von National Express und Güterzug von DB Cargo auf der Strecke Krefeld-Neuss in NRW. Mehrere Verletzte. Informationen hier: https://t.co/fHWLNpkYLd
— Deutsche Bahn AG (@DB_Presse) December 5, 2017
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.