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Six people seriously injured after commuter train hits freight train in Germany

The incident happened in the town of Meerbusch in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Updated at 7am 

GERMAN AUTHORITIES SAY  a commuter train has hit a freight train in a western town near Duesseldorf, leaving six people with medium-to-serious injuries.

The Meerbusch fire department said that 155 people were on board the regional commuter train when it ran into the freight train on the same track near the town’s station.

Authorities said three people suffered serious injuries, three had slightly less serious injuries and another 41 were mildly injured.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Photos released by the Meerbusch fire department showed the passenger train partially derailed but still upright.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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