Germany Train Crash Injures Nearly 50

Several people have been injured in a train crash near the city of Düsseldorf in Western Germany. Rescue efforts were slowed by damaged power lines.

A passenger train and freight train collided on the track near a train station in the town of Meerbusch, 15 minutes outside of Dusseldorf, at about 6am AEDT.

"41 people have suffered minor injuries".

"According to our latest information five people were hurt, none of them have life threatening injuries", it said. At least 50 are feared wounded, German police said, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

Germany Train Crash Injures Nearly 50

There was no immediate reason given for the crash.

A photo tweeted by the Meerbusch fire department showed the passenger train partially derailed but still upright.

A National Express spokesman told Bild newspaper the train had around 100 passengers on board. State Rail operator said, relevant authorities and rescue services are working at the scene to provide urgent assistance to those affected.

Vanessa Coleman