Head-on train crash kills 10

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A collision between a cargo train and a passenger train killed 10 people and injured 23 others in eastern Germany, and left wreckage scattered across a frost-covered field.

Authorities said yesterday they believe the death toll in one of the country's worst train accidents could still rise. The trains crashed head-on in heavy fog late on Saturday on a single-line track near the village of Hordorf, close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, vaulting the passenger train from the track and tipping it on to its side. Both trains caught fire, but most of the dead were killed on impact, police said.