Death toll expected to rise steeply after magnetic train crash

Death toll expected to rise steeply after magnetic train crash
Death toll expected to rise steeply after magnetic train crash

A high-speed magnetic train went off a test track in northwestern Germany on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring several more. A town councilman said that it was expected the number of dead would rise substantially.

Most of the 29 passengers were in the front of the train when it crashed head-on with a maintenance wagon on the elevated track, reports AP.

Hermann Broering, a member of the town council, said 10 people had been rescued alive and one dead body was recovered. As far as the other 18 were concerned, "We must prepare ourselves for the fact that they are not living any more," he said.