A regional train derailed near Burgrain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Some wagons are lying on their side, there are three dead and several injured. How the accident happened is currently unclear.

Train accident in Burgrain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. As a police spokesman for FOCUS Online confirmed, the first reports were received around 12:20 p.m. Accordingly, a regional train derailed near Burgrain.

At least three people were killed, a spokeswoman for FOCUS Online confirmed. There are several seriously injured. The rescue operation is currently underway. There were said to be many students on the train. “All available forces are in action,” said the police spokesman. It is still unclear what exactly happened, in which direction the train was traveling and how many passengers were in the wagons.

The train that derailed in the accident runs between Munich and Garmisch. According to a spokesman for ADAC air rescue, six rescue helicopters were in action, three of them from ADAC. The train involved in the accident is a double-decker.

The accident happened near the Farchanter tunnel. This is blocked in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The route between Garmisch and Oberau is currently closed, as announced by Deutsche Bahn. Trains from Munich turn early in Oberau. From the direction of Mittenwald/Reutte in Tirol, the trains turn around early in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.