11 injured near Lake Constance as train hits trailer truck

Eleven people were slightly injured Monday when a commuter train crashed into a trailer truck in southern Germany, firefighters said.

11 injured near Lake Constance as train hits trailer truck
The truck after crashing with the train. Photo: Kreisfeuerwehrverband Bodenseekreis e. V.

The first emergency calls were placed at 7:47am over the collision at a railway crossing in Sipplingen, a village by Lake Constance, according to police.

Rail traffic on the track has been halted, with the front of the train badly damaged, and the Friedrichshafen-Singen line was closed. The train was carrying about 100 commuters at the time of the crash, reported Spiegel Online.

Firefighters said they are now working to evacuate passengers from the train to the nearest train station, where doctors were on hand to deal with the situation.

They added that the injury toll could still change.

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Sticky situation on Danish island after sugar truck topples

A transport carrying a sweet load caused traffic problems on Danish island Møn after falling onto its side.

Sticky situation on Danish island after sugar truck topples
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The truck swerved sharply to avoid an animal and subsequently overturned, spilling its sugary cargo across the road.

Monday morning commuters in and out of Stege, the rural island’s largest town, were forced to find alternative routes.

It is not known whether the truck was carrying Christmas treats.

But the spillage block the entire roadway between between Stege and Queen Alexandrine Bridge, which connects Møn to Zealand.

The clean-up was expected to be completed during the morning, South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police tweeted.

Police were alerted to the accident at 1:31am on Monday.

“The driver told me he was trying to avoid an animal. Probably a deer or something else wild. The truck then skidded, causing the trailer to overturn. The truck itself did not overturn, but ended up on the verge of the road,” police duty officer Ole Hald said.

The driver was unhurt in the incident.

“But he is naturally a bit shaken up,” Hald said

The overturned trailer was packed with sugar, complicating the clean-up.

“We need special vehicles down there to suck the sugar out of the tanker and take it away. After that, we can begin to pull the trailer upright,” Hald said.

“It is both time and resource-consuming, so we don’t expect to be ale to open the road until (later) this morning,” he added.

Stege is the largest town on Møn and has a population of around 4,000.

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