(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.

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.

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.”

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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