A train derailed near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There are dead and injured. The situation is still unclear. The rescuers are in action with a large contingent.

The number of dead in the train accident in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, has increased to four. The police also announced that around 30 people were injured on Friday, 15 of whom were taken to hospitals.

The regional train was on its way to Munich around noon. It cannot be ruled out that many students were on the train at the beginning of the holidays. The train probably derailed, according to a spokesman for the federal police – why was initially unclear.

Three wagons overturned. “People are being pulled through the windows,” said the federal police spokesman. The accident happened around 12:15 p.m. in the Burgrain district of Loisachauen. “All age groups” were among the injured.

Fire brigade, emergency doctors and police were on site with a large contingent. “A full alarm was triggered for the fire brigade and rescue service,” said a spokesman for the integrated control center in the Oberland. According to a spokesman for ADAC air rescue, six rescue helicopters were in action, three of them from ADAC.

The spokesman for the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria South, Stefan Sonntag, said calls had been received from citizens that a train had derailed. The first slightly injured were recovered. They would be collected in a nearby building. Relatives are also on site. The “Bild” newspaper reported first.

The train blocked the route between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberau. Trains from Munich turn early in Oberau. From the Mittenwald direction, the trains turn around early in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Replacement traffic is being planned, it said on Twitter.