Germany crash train driver probed


The driver of a cargo train involved in a fatal head-on collision is being investigated (AP)

Prosecutors in Germany have said they are opening an investigation into the driver of a cargo train involved in a head-on crash which left 10 people dead and 23 injured.

The prosecutors’ office in Magdeburg said it was investigating the 41-year-old driver on suspicion of negligent homicide and bodily injury caused by negligence and endangerment of rail-road traffic.

The office said witnesses told investigators the driver may have run through a stop signal and caused Saturday’s crash.

Police said 10 of the 23 people who were injured have been released from hospital and a criminal investigation of the accident site in Hordorf has been completed.

Two Georgians, one Portuguese and one Brazilian citizen were among those injured.

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