The Eschede Reports
Eschede, Germany - Rescue work continues in Germany's worst rail disaster in fifty years
Work has continued throughout the day to clear the wreckage of ICE884 Munich-Hamburg express train which was involved in a horrifying accident yesterday. The train which crashed into a road bridge , completely demolishing it and causing the highest death toll in a rail accident in Germany since WWII. Two of the thirteen vehicles of which the train was comprised remain buried under the rubble of the bridge. The task of the rescue services now is to free these carriages although there is very little hope of finding any more survivors.
Ninety-two people are now known to have died, but bodies are still being removed from the mangled wreckage and it is estimated that the final death toll will exceed 100.
Today, all the ICE units have had a speed restriction placed on them of 160km/h. This will remain in force until they have all received an inspection. At present, it is uncetain what this check will involve.
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