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Three dead in train collision in Bavaria

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Three dead in train collision in Bavaria
The scene of the accident early on Tuesday morning. Photo: DPA

At least three people are dead in a train collision after a car driver apparently overlooked an oncoming train at a railroad crossing, police in Nuremberg reported late Monday night.

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The railroad crossing was equipped with blinking lights and signs but not with gate, according to police in the German state of Bavaria.

The train had been traveling along a stretch near Pfofeld in Bavaria's Middle Franconia region around 6 pm when the collision occurred. No passengers were injured in the accident, a Deutsche Bahn spokesperson said.

Train service in the area was suspended until the end of operating hours on Monday night after the accident, the spokesperson said.

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