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02 Apr 2020 | 04:47 PM UTC

Germany: Multiple casualties reported after freight train derails in Auggen (Baden-Württemberg state) April 2

One person killed and at least 10 others injured after freight train derails in Auggen (Baden-Württemberg state) April 2; localized transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours



At least one person was killed and ten others injured after a freight train derailed in Auggen (Baden-Württemberg state) on Thursday, April 2. Media reports indicate that the train struck a concrete bridge structure on the line between Freiburg im Breisgau and Basel (Switzerland). Rail operations on the line have reportedly been halted amid rescue operations.

Disruptions to railway services in the area are possible over the coming hours.


Individuals in the Auggen area are advised to monitor developments, prepare for possible rail service delays, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.