Three Dead, 18 Injured In Head-On Train Crash In Berlin
BERLIN (AP) _ Two trains crowded with Easter holiday travelers collided head-on today on the outskirts of Berlin. Rescuers said at least three people were killed and 18 injured.
Early reports put the death toll as high as six, but later only three bodies were found, including both locomotive drivers and a woman passenger, Berlin fire chief Albrecht Broemmer said.
Rescuers continued the search for victims in a forested area near the Wannsee station on the southwest outskirts of Berlin.
The collision occurred where trains have to use a single track because of renovations. An investigation was under way.
Eighteen people were injured, some seriously, said Fire Department spokesman Lothar Wackermann. Helicopters transported the injured to hospitals
A railroad spokesman said one train was headed for Stuttgart with about 700 passengers and the other, with 600 people aboard, was coming from Hanover.