Nine people are dead, and 100 injured, 50 of them seriously after a head-on collision today between two trains in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria.

The crash occurred shortly before 7 am at a peak commuter time about 37 miles south-east of Munich.

Alexander Dobrindt, the German Transport Minister, has said the two trains involved in a fatal crash in Bavaria approached each other at ”a high speed” and collided head-on, according to a report by BBC News.

Speaking at a news conference, he said the crash site was ”horrifying” and ”shocking”.

The cause of the collision is not yet known.

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