(CNN)Eight people are dead and 50 seriously injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria, a police spokesman says.

Altogether, 100 to 150 people suffered injuries in the collision, police say.

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The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday local time near the spa town of Bad Aibling, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of the Bavarian capital of Munich.

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The collision left train carriages fused together and partly derailed, according to a statement from train company Meridian, which described the crash as a “terrible accident.”

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The crash occurred on the Mangfall Valley Railway, a single-track regional rail line running between the towns of Rosenheim and Holzkirchen, according to Meridian.


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