According to Bild.de and other German media, research conducted by the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) and the insurance company “Hannoversche Allgemeine” has shown that today’s train crash near Bad Aibling 60 km southeast of Munich was caused by human error.
The person responsible for signal changes apparently turned off an anti-collision system to perform a task manually. The death toll of the head-on collision of two trains has risen to 10 persons. 81 people were injured, eighteen seriously. One passenger hasn’t been found yet. Bavarian chief of police said there were fewer people than normal on the train as the accident took place during a holiday period.