Investigators had been combing the overturned carriages for victims and clues as to the reason for Friday’s accident close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a area gearing as much as host the G7 summit in late June.
“For the time being we don’t imagine there have been additional victims, however I can’t but say for certain,” regional deputy police chief Frank Hellwig instructed reporters.
He mentioned 4 of the lifeless had been ladies, with one other 44 folks injured, a few of them kids.
The accident occurred simply after noon on Friday as faculty holidays had been beginning within the two southern German areas Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria.
Police mentioned the regional prepare was “very crowded” with about 140 folks on board as a brand new € 9 month-to-month public transport ticket legitimate throughout
Germany additionally boosted demand.
Federal transport minister Volker Wissing visited the location of the accident on Saturday, saying he was “very moved” to see the “dramatic” extent of the harm.
“We’ll proceed to research and unravel what occurred,” he instructed reporters.
The top of the German rail firm Deutsche Bahn, Richard Lutz, additionally on the scene of the crash, mentioned he was “saddened” by the deaths and pledged a radical probe.
The prepare had simply left common mountain resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the Bavarian state capital Munich when the accident passed off within the Burgrain district.
The area has begun preparations to host the G7 summit of world leaders later this month. From June 26-28, the heads of state and authorities together with US President Joe Biden are resulting from meet at Schloss Elmau — 11 kilometers from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.