Two trains collided in the late afternoon in the area of ​​Ebenhausen-Schäftlarn station, south of the Bavarian capital, Germany.

“One person was killed in the collision of two trains,” police tweeted.

Fourteen others were injured, a police spokesman told AFP.

Local media footage showed passengers descending onto the tracks after the collision, with one car partially derailed.

The cause of the accident is not known at this stage, according to the police.

The two commuter trains apparently collided head-on where the line was single-track, according to media reports.

According to the

Bild

newspaper , the two trains carried a total of 95 people.

" Fast intervention "

More than 200 emergency personnel were on site in the early evening, police said.

Passengers told the local newspaper

Münchner Merkur

that they felt a violent shock and were thrown out of their seats.

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said an official investigation had been opened.

Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder said he was shocked by the "terrible news" and thanked the rescuers for their "quick response".

A local radio reported that two trains had already nearly collided in the same area last August, but the drivers were able to brake in time.

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