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More than 40 injured after German trains collide

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WATCH ABOVE: More than 40 people are injured after a passenger train collided with a freight train near the German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday night. Reuters' Samantha Vadas reports – Dec 6, 2017

Several people were injured in a train crash on Tuesday near the German city of Duesseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen said.

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said a passenger train of the regional provider National Express drove into a freight train from DB Cargo at about 1830 GMT in the town of Meerbusch.

The Meerbusch fire department said up to 150 passengers were on the train and that five people suffered injuries.

A police spokesman earlier had told German broadcaster ARD that about 50 people had been injured in the train crash.

A German government spokesman said Chancellor Angela Merkel had been briefed on the situation.

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