Monday, September 12, 2011

German Train Derails, Injuring 14, After Storm Causes Mudslide - 12th Sept 2011

Winds approaching hurricane strength derailed a train in Germany yesterday, injuring 14 people, as well as triggering mudslides and uprooting trees.

The train driver was among the injured in the accident at St. Goar am Rhein, according to train operator Deutsche Bahn AG. Winds of as much as 112 kilometers per hour were recorded in the northern parts of the state of Hesse and winds of 104 kilometers an hour were reported in the state of Bavaria, Marcus Beyer, a meteorologist at Deutscher Wetterdienst, said today.

“There were many damages in Germany due to the wind and hail, which locally reached as much as 8 centimeters,” he said. Source