Bundes: 40 injured after passenger train drives into freight train near Dusseldorf 0

Forty-one people were injured, three seriously, in a train crash near the German city of Dusseldorf, the local fire department said on Tuesday.

A passenger train of the regional provider National Express drove into a freight train from DB Cargo about 1830 GMT in the town of Meerbusch.

A local firebrigade spokesman said the crash caused one of the carriages of the freight train to derail completely dragging the overhead wiring onto the ground with it.

Emergency services had to wait for emergency train staff to deactivate the wiring before attending to the passengers.