At least 10 people have been killed and three dozen have been injured in a train crash near Magdeburg in eastern Germany late Saturday night.

A train carrying goods collided with a passenger train in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

The HarzElbeExpress, the passenger train, was moving on a single track section between Magdeburg and Halberstadt.

As rescue operations are underway, there are fears of more casualties.

Rescue operations are still ongoing. The death toll may well rise further, regional police spokesman Frank Kuessner said.

According to press reports, the passenger the train had a capacity of about 100 people – it is believed that about 45 people were on board at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash remains unclear.

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