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Subway trains collide in western German city, more than 20 hurt

The incident occurred under the Ruhr river in Duisburg.
by Associated Press /  / Updated 
Image: Emergency services respond to an incident at the Auf dem Damm subway stop in Duisburg
Emergency services respond to an incident at the Auf dem Damm subway stop in Duisburg, Germany, on Tuesday.Duisburg Fire Department / via Twitter

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BERLIN — One subway train ran into another in the western German city of Duisburg on Tuesday, leaving two people seriously injured and many others slightly hurt, authorities said.

The fire service said about 20 people sustained light injuries in the accident, the German news agency DPA reported. Doctors checked another 15 people who didn't sustain physical injuries.

A transit official told Reuters that the incident occurred under the Ruhr river.

The Auf dem Damm subway stop in the city's Meiderich district was closed as emergency services dealt with the crash.

Buses were dispatched to ferry passengers and to help keep rush-hour traffic running.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the collision.

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