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.