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10 June 1998

The Eschede Reports

Eschede rail line re-opened

The rail line through Eschede, site of the horrific high-speed train crash last week, was re-opened to traffic today (Wed June 10 1998). The first train to use the stretch of line since the accident left the main Hamburgh station at 1630. For reasons of safety, a speed limit of 70km/h is in place.

Several sections of the destroyed bridge and three passenger carriages remain beside the railway line, a grim reminder of the tragedy. The official death toll has again be revised and now stands at 94. All but one have been identified.

There will be a state memorial service for the victims of the accident on 21 June 1998 at nearby Celle. The service will be led by dignatories from both the Lutheran and the Catholoic churches.

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