Police in the German state of Bavaria says a train derailed.

Killing at least three people and injuring more than 60.

Three carriages of the train, which was transporting a large number of students.

Derailed near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

According to a police spokeswoman, it’s not apparent what triggered the crash.

A representative for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen local government.

Said that sixteen of the wounded were in critical condition.

Three helicopters from the Austrian region of Tyrol sent to help rescue.

Police said they saw people pulling themselves out of windows.

According to the police, some of the participants may be victims.

At around 13:15 local time (11:15 GMT), the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich.

Was involved in an accident.

Part of the line between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Has been closed and traffic redirected, Deutsche Bahn said.

One of the soldiers stationed nearby saw the railway derailment from his car.

“It was simply horrific,” he told the local press. “The train toppled quickly,”

In 1998, a high-speed train derailed in Eschede, Lower Saxony, killing 101 people.

The bloodiest rail accident in contemporary German history.

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