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Human error blamed for deadly German train crash

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Human error blamed for deadly German train crash


Investigators probing a deadly train crash in Germany say human error seems to have been the cause.

Ten people were killed and more than 40 others injured when two trains collided in heavy fog in the east of the country.

Authorities say initial inquiries suggest one of the trains went through a stop signal.

The premier of the state where the crash happened has also criticised on-lookers who gathered.

Wolfgang Böhmer said: “This has affected me terribly … and that’s why I can’t understand that there were more curious people than there were people giving first aid.”

The collision between a cargo and a passenger train happened in the Saxony-Anhalt state.

The tragedy comes just over four years after a train crash in Lower Saxony left 23 people dead.

The country’s worst railway disaster since World War Two was in 1998 when a high-speed train derailed, also in Lower Saxony, killing 101 people.

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