Two trains crashed together early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing several passengers.
The crash took place near Bad Aibling, about 60 kilometres south-west of Munich in the southern state of Bavaria.
Emergency services are at the scene, but full details of the incident are still to emerge, reports the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“There are many people who have been lightly injured, eight people were seriously injured,” a police spokesperson told the Munich-based daily.
Police tweeted at 8.45 am that rescue operations were under way “at full speed” with over 100 emergency service vehicles in operation.
[BREAKING]Train crash near Munich,Germany leaves several dead