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German train crash near Magdeburg leaves 10 dead

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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German train crash near Magdeburg leaves 10 dead


www.bbc.co.uk

At least 10 people are reported to have died in a train crash in eastern Germany.

A local passenger train and a goods train collided head-on in the state of Saxony-Anhalt late on Saturday, near the city of Magdeburg.
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Very sad indeed, every headline in the media at the moment seems to be portraying some story of death, injury or human suffering. Where will it all end.

No information as to the cause of the accident, i suspect malfunctioning signalling/human error or a dilapidated transport system.

My thoughts go out to people in Germany while the world watches the middle east, other people are suffering too.



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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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i always thought the germans where very efficient with pretty much everything. it seens surprising that this happened atall.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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since they privatized the company it all goes down the drain! this one will not go away silently. It is very sad it is very close to where I live. too damn close



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Holy crap, that really is quite the surprise news today.
I think the last major train accident in Germany was Eschede in '98, if I remember correctly.

Well, it's not like the Deutsche Bahn was very successful the past few months, thanks to the snow chaos in Europe last month.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by lewman
i always thought the germans where very efficient with pretty much everything. it seens surprising that this happened atall.


believe me...the railsystem is horrible decayed here...no service...no repairs..

last year when the winter starts...germans had to wait 5-12 hours for a train to come..in -15 degrees..
everything was broken or even not available...

all the money they try to keep ..now we see what happends
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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by angrydog
believe me...the railsystem is horrible decayed here...no service...no repairs..

last year when the winter starts...germans had to wait 5-12 hours for a train to come..in -15 degrees..
everything was broken or even not available...

all the money they try to keep ..now we see what happends
edit on 29-1-2011 by angrydog because: (no reason given)


Because airlines had enough on their hands in December due to the the extreme weather conditions in Germany, you were given the option to trade in your domestic plane ticket for a train ticket to that location.

Funny enough though, even the Deutsche Bahn openly said "Do NOT take one of our trains."

So you had the choice between an airline that said "Do NOT fly, take the train!" and a rail company that said "Do NOT take the train, fly!"

But I'm getting off-topic.




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