3 dead, 20 seriously hurt in German train collision: police

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Three people died and some 20 were seriously injured when a regional passenger train collided with a goods train late Saturday in Saxony-Anhalt, eastern Germany, a federal police spokesman said.

The accident happened near Oschersleben, close to Magdeburg, the spokesman said in Pirna.

The regional train, the HarzElbeExpress, was travelling between Magdeburg and Halberstadt, he added.

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