90 hurt as German trains crash

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Two trains filled with morning commuters and schoolchildren collided head-on today in southern Germany, injuring 90 people, eight of them seriously.

Two trains filled with morning commuters and schoolchildren collided head-on today in southern Germany, injuring 90 people, eight of them seriously.

The accident occurred on a single-track section outside the Bavarian town of Lindau, near the Austrian border.

German national railroad officials said the trains collided at moderate speed at 7:25 a.m. (0525 GMT) and stayed on the tracks, but were damaged enough that rescuers had to pry trapped passengers from the wreckage.

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