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German train crashes into rubbish truck

The wreckage of the crash near Lambrecht
Image caption The truck slid down the railway embankment into the path of the train

At least 15 people were hurt, one seriously, when a train crashed into a truck after it slid down a hill and onto railway tracks.

The inter-city train travelling between Frankfurt and Paris partially derailed when it hit the lorry carrying bins, officials said.

The train was not travelling at high speed when the collision happened, 80 miles (130km) southwest of Frankfurt.

The driver of the truck was seriously injured. He was flown to hospital.

A British citizen and employees of the railway were among those lightly injured, reports said.

Trains were being re-routed via Strasbourg and the line will be closed for at least a day, police said.

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