Shocking video shows injured bodies scattered around the carriage of one of the trains involved in a crash in Germany.
At least 9 people were killed and another 50 injured after two trains crammed with hundreds of rush-hour commuters collided head on close to Bad Aibling in Bavaria.
Video from inside one of the trains, captured seconds after the collision, shows confused and bloodied commuters lying on the carriage floor.
Passengers can be heard screaming from inside the train where they seem to be trapped.
One of the trains derailed in the mishap and numerous carriages overturned after the crash that happened roughly 37 miles south of Munich.
The mishap happened on a single-track rail, and state-owned operators Deutsche Bahn are currently probing whether the reason behind the unpleasant incident was a signal malfunction.
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrint stated the vessels were on a bend and it seems that none had time to brake before they crashed into each other.
He stated the stretch was fitted with stretch was equipped with a safety system built to automatically halt trains to stop such an accident and it isn’t why it did not work.
Federal Police spokesman Stefan Brandl stated that the accident happened in a remote region, meaning that emergency services had to wait until after noontime to evacuate all survivors.
Stefan stated the stretch of line where the two trains collided is squeezed between the Mangfall river on one side along with a forest on the other that made search and rescue operations quite challenging.
Rescue helicopters were forced to carry people on a rope across The Mangfall river to the other side where ambulances were waiting.
The rail line is used by commuters heading to Munich for work and is often many school kids; however, as German schools are presently on a winter break, there were a small number of kids aboard.
The trains’ operators, Meridian, is part of French passenger transport company Transdev that is jointly owned by state-owned bank CDC and water and waste company Veolia.
It manages bus, train and tram networks in nineteen countries and had earnings of 6.6 billion Euros in 2014.
State-owned Deutsche Bahn is in charge of the track. The line features a system, which makes a train brake automatically if it goes through a red light.
The city blood donation center in Munich has released an urgent demand for donors after the accident, stating on its site that there is “an acute greater need for life-saving blood products” after the crash close to the town of Bad Aibling.
It requested donors to come immediately to the donation center in the city’s downtown. The donation program is part of the city’s municipal health care clinic.
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