A train derailed near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It seems clear: there are injured people. The situation is still unclear. The rescuers are in action with a large contingent.

A train derailed near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Several people were injured on Friday, how badly it was initially unclear. The police are now talking about three dead. The passenger train was heading towards Munich and derailed in Burgrain for an unknown reason, said a spokesman for the federal police. Wagons were probably also overturned. The accident happened around 12:15 p.m. A spokesman for the integrated control center in the Oberland also spoke of the seriously injured.

The spokesman for the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria South, Stefan Sonntag, said: “It’s a big operation that’s going on right now.” It is still unclear what exactly happened and how many passengers were in the wagons. Calls were received from citizens that a train had derailed. The first slightly injured were recovered. They would be gathered in a nearby building; relatives are already on site. The “Bild” newspaper reported first.

The spokesman for the integrated control center spoke of several injured people being taken to the hospital. “A full alarm was raised for the fire and rescue services,” he said. The federal police said they were on site with emergency services.

According to a spokesman for ADAC air rescue, six rescue helicopters were in action, three of them from ADAC.

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.