Human error to blame for Germany train crash: Prosecutor
Feb 16, Berlin: Prosecutors have said that train controller was to blame for last week’s train crash in Bavaria, Germany, that killed 11 people. Dozens more were injured after two commuter trains collided on a single-track stretch of railway.
According to the prosecutors, an area controller opened the track to the two trains and tried to warn the drivers.
The 39-year-old man is likely to be charged with involuntary manslaughter and could face five years in jail.
The trains crashed head-on while both were travelling at about 100km/h (60mph) east of Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km south-east of Munich.
Officials have said that the crash site was on a bend, meaning the drivers no visual contact so collided largely without braking.
All those killed in the crash were men aged between 24 and 59.
The Oslo Times