Around a hundred people were injured, 50 seriously, and nine people died on Tuesday as two trains collided in the southern German state of Bavaria, police said.
Local police said on Twitter the trains had collided near the town of Bad Aibling, 60 km (37 miles) south-east of Munich. Recovery efforts were in full swing, it said.
Meridian, the company operating the route said in a statement on its website that the crash happened just after 7 a.m. CET.
"A tragic accident took place shortly after 7 o'clock on the single-track line Rosenheim-Holzkirchen," the company said.
It was unclear whether the train driver had survived the crash.
"The trains have been wedged together and were partially derailed. The cause of the crash is still unclear," it said.