Several dead, many injured in German train crash

At least 10 people have been killed and another 81 injured by the head on collision of two commuter trains in the southern German state of Bavaria, which would have been even more tragic if not for a school holiday. “We have eight dead on the trains”, said police spokesman Juergen Thaimeier, adding that about 100 people had been injured, 55 of them seriously. Firefighters and emergency doctors work at the site of the train crash. A much more serious accident happened in 1998: InterCity Read more [...]

Bavaria invites investments

Engineering, machine tool, and automobile industries here were urged to look at opportunities in doing business or setting up facilities in Bavaria, Germany.John Kottayil, executive director of Invest in Bavaria and T.S. Sampath Kumar, senior advisor of Invest in Bavaria, were on a two-day visit to Coimbatore on Tuesday and Wednesday to talk to industries here about opportunities in Bavaria.They told The Hindu about 70 Indian companies have facilities in Bavaria and these are mostly in the technology Read more [...]

German train crash: Investigators focus on signal controller, sources say

Updated February 11, 2016 13:11:35 Photo: Investigators say it is too early to draw conclusions on what caused the crash. (AFP: Peter Kneffel) Investigations into a head-on train crash in Bavaria that killed 10 people are focused on the actions of a signal controller, sources close to the inquiry say. But officials said it was too early to speculate Read more [...]

Investigation continues into deadly train collision in Bavaria

Accident in southern Germany might be result of human error As recovery efforts at the site of a deadly train crash continued, the cause of the head on collision with ten dead and more than 80 others injured remained unclear. According to German authorities, the ongoing investigation is focusing on the so called 'PZB 90 system' - a mechanism which "is supposed to automatically ensure that train collisions don't happen," as the German Transport Read more [...]

No one missing in Bavaria train crash – police

Emergency workers have started removing the wreckage from the head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany, after police said they are no longer looking for another victim. Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said authorities came to the conclusion that no one was unaccounted-for after contacting all hospitals in the rural region. Authorities are trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed, allowing two trains to travel on the same single-line track Read more [...]

Police say there is nobody missing from the Bavaria train crash

Emergency workers have started removing the wreckage from the head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany, after police said they are no longer looking for another victim.Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said authorities came to the conclusion that no one was unaccounted-for after contacting all hospitals in the rural region.Authorities are trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed, allowing two trains to travel on the same single-line track and smash Read more [...]

Police won’t comment on cause of Bavarian train crash

BAD AIBLING, GERMANY - Ten people were killed and at least 81 injured on Tuesday when two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in remote countryside in southern Germany. One passenger was still missing, police said, and 18 of those injured were in a serious condition. The crash happened during the morning rush-hour about half way along a six-km stretch between the spa town of Bad Aibling and Kolbermoor in Bavaria, near to the border with Austria. Ambulances could not reach the site, which Read more [...]