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Train hits lorry in fireball crash at German crossing

Published 06/11/2015

The burned-out cab of the train which collided with a lorry near Freihung (AP)
The burned-out cab of the train which collided with a lorry near Freihung (AP)

At least one person has been killed after a train hit a lorry at a crossing in southern Germany.

Other people were injured in the accident on Thursday night near Freihung, eastern Bavaria, the dpa news agency said.

The lorry, which was towing a low-loader with a military vehicle, apparently got stuck on the tracks and was hit by the train, setting off an explosion, it said.

Photos from the site showed that the front of the regional train's first carriage was blackened by fire and the windows of the cab blown out.

Police said one body had been recovered by early today and rescuers were still looking for the train driver. Two people are believed to have been in the lorry, one of whom was able to get out.

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