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updated: 7/4/2014 9:25 AM

33 injured after train rams truck in Germany

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Associated Press

BERLIN -- Police say a train has collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southwestern Germany, leaving 33 people injured -- four of them seriously.

The accident happened late Friday morning at Talhausen, south of Stuttgart. A police statement said that the flatbed truck, which was carrying a dumpster, got stuck on the crossing for reasons that remain unclear.

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The train driver braked sharply but was unable to avoid the truck, which was pushed about 50 meters (165 feet) along the track.

The truck driver and a passenger were lightly injured. Thirty-one people aboard the train were also hurt.

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