BERLIN — German
authorities said the death toll could still rise from a head-on collision
between a cargo train and a passenger train that killed at least 10
people, injured 23 others and left wreckage scattered across a
The trains crashed in heavy fog late Saturday
on a single-line track near the eastern German village of Hordorf,
close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, vaulting the passenger
train from the track and tipping it onto its side. The front rows of
the first passenger compartment were crushed and several seats lay
outside the train. Both trains caught fire, but most of the dead were
killed on impact, police said.
The crash is one of the worst train accidents in Germany's history.