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Bad Aibling, Germany—First responders search the scene of a head-on commuter train collision, about 40 miles southeast of Munich in Bavaria, on February 9. The accident killed 10 people and injured about 100 others, with 18 in critical condition as of Wednesday morning. The trains had been traveling at about 60 miles per hour around a bend in the track, leading investigators to believe that neither of the conductors had been able to see the other or brake before the moment of impact. Workers have uncovered two black boxes and are searching for a third as authorities continue to investigate why multiple safety measures failed, allowing two trains to travel the same single-line track. The crash is one of the largest the country has seen in years, according to German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. “We cannot imagine that such an accident can happen here,” he said.
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