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Train Crash in Germany Kills 10, Injures Scores

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    Aerial view shows firefighters and emergency doctors working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, southern Germany, on Feb. 9, 2016.

    Two commuter trains carrying a total of 150 people crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least ten and injuring 81 others, police said, NBC News reported. 

    Police spokeswoman Lisa Meier told NBC News that the death toll had climbed to 10 by late afternoon after one person injured in the crash died in the hospital.

    The trains were traveling around a curve at around 60 mph on a single-track route when they collided and the the curve meant it was unlikely the train drivers saw each other, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters. Officials said it was too soon to say what may have caused the crash but said .

    Police initially said 150 people were injured in the crash, but that number was later revised down to 81 — including 18 people listed with "severe" injuries."

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