German trains collide in Meerbusch, several injured

German trains collide in Meerbusch, several injured

A pair of trains crashed into one another near Dusseldorf, Germany on Tuesday, local media reported.

The accident occurred near the station of Meerbusch-Osterath in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Several people have been injured in a train crash near the city of Düsseldorf in Western Germany. National Express's first estimate of the number of injured was 20.

According to the Meerbusch fire department, 155 people were on board the commuter train when it ran into the freight train. "Three people have moderate injuries and another three people have serious injuries", Meerbusch fire department said in a statement. State Rail operator said, relevant authorities and rescue services are working at the scene to provide urgent assistance to those affected.

The regional passenger train RE7 operated on the track from Rheine to Krefeld.

"Given the circumstances the situation is relatively calm".

In May, seven people were lightly injured when a regional train derailed in eastern Germany.