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Train derails in Germany, 50 hurt

At least 50 people were injured when a local train derailed after being hit by a vehicle at a crossing in Germany, a media report said.

world Updated: Sep 21, 2011 07:43 IST

At least 50 people were injured when a local train derailed after being hit by a vehicle at a crossing in Germany, a media report said.

The accident occurred at a rail-road intersection in Lauterbach, eastern Germany, Xinhua reported.

The train slipped off the tracks after it was hit by a vehicle, police said. Three carriages derailed and one overturned.

Rescuers rushed to the site and the seriously injured passengers were transferred by helicopters to hospitals.