Lorry driver killed in German level-crossing smash

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A lorry driver was killed when a highspeed train smashed into his vehicle at a level crossing in northern Germany on Wednesday, police said.

An inquiry has been opened into the accident at an unguarded level crossing in the Kiel region.

The lorry's cabin was completely destroyed by the force of the collision. The driver of the train and the passengers escaped serious injury.

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