Prosecutors: Human error caused German train crash
BERLIN - A deadly train crash in southern Germany that killed 11 people was probably caused by human error on the part of the train dispatcher, prosecutors said Tuesday.
As well as the deaths, more than 80 people were injured when two commuter trains slammed into each other on a single-line track near Bad Aibling, 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Munich, early on Feb. 9.
Prosecutor Wolfgang Giese said his office has opened a criminal investigation against the 39-year-old dispatcher on suspicion of negligent homicide, bodily harm and interference with rail traffic.
“Had he (the... read more
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