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Two refugees from Ukraine die in a train crash in Germany
5 June, 2022

A train derailed in the Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. As a result, at least five people were killed, including two Ukrainian women, and more than 40 were injured, reported BILD and Ambassador of Ukraine Andrij Melnyk in a comment to European Pravda.

The train, which carried about 140 passengers, was going to Munich. Three 50-ton cars derailed. The cause of the accident remains unknown. Bavarian Transport Minister Christian Bernreiter says the most likely cause is a train or track malfunction.

The dead Ukrainians were refugees. They lived with local families who put them up after the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine. Melnyk says that each of the dead Ukrainian women has a minor child. They are now accompanied by close adults.

The ambassador also assures that the Ukrainian Consulate General in Munich has already contacted the families of the victims. Their husbands are planning to come to Germany, but are currently solving the problem of crossing the border.