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08 May 2019 | 06:44 AM UTC

Germany: Train hits semi-truck in Rendsburg-Eckernförde district May 8

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Passenger train hits semi-truck at railway crossing in Rendsburg-Eckernförde district on May 8, injuring at least 20 people; rail service between Rendsburg and Schleswig suspended

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/8/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Rendsburg-Eckernförde district, Hamburg, Flensburg (Schleswig-Holstein state), Kiel, Husum


German officials have suspended rail service between Rendsburg and Schleswig on the morning (local time) of Wednesday, May 8, after a passenger train collided with a semi-truck. The accident occurred in Alt Duvenstedt (Rendsburg-Eckernförde district) and injured at least 20 people, including five seriously. Emergency personnel have deployed to the scene and overhead lines have been damaged. Regional rail service between Hamburg and Flensburg has been particularly affected, along with the Kiel-Husum line. Transportation delays are anticipated in the region in the coming hours.


Individuals in Rendsburg-Eckernförde district are advised to avoid the area of the accident and anticipate localized traffic disruptions and possible power outages. Potentially impacted travelers in the region are advised to anticipate rail delays, cancelations, and congestion, and seek alternative modes of transportation or maintain a flexible itinerary.


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