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Six Dead in German Train Crash

February 6, 2000

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) _ An express train derailed in western Germany early Sunday morning, killing at least six people and injuring more than 100.

Cologne police spokesman Peter Massen said 30 rescue vehicles were on the scene of the crash that occurred at 12:13 a.m. south of Cologne. Four helicopters were also dispatched to the scene to transport the injured, including 20 with critical injuries.

The train, which had started its trip in Amsterdam, had nine cars, but Massen said the number of actual passengers on the train was not immediately known. The train, which was on its way to Basel, Switzerland, derailed with at least one car flipping on its side, railways spokesman Manfred Ziegerath said.

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