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Saturday, 10 June, 2000, 12:48 GMT 13:48 UK
German trains collide
About 35 people are reported to have been injured, eight of them seriously, in a train crash in southern Germany.


Police say two mountain trains collided head-on in a tunnel between the Alpine towns of Garmisch and Greinau in the state of Bavaria.

No explanation for the crash, which happened just before 1100 local time (0900 GMT) has been given.

The trains were on a special track adapted for steep inclines, which connects the skiing areas of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with the Zugspitz, the highest point in the Bavarian Alps near to the Austrian border.

The German railway industry has been struggling to improve its safety image.

In an accident four months ago an express train jumped the tracks and ploughed into a house near Cologne, killing nine people and injuring 100.

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