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3 killed in German train crash, police say

By the CNN Wire Staff
April 13, 2012 -- Updated 1023 GMT (1823 HKT)
The train crash took place on the track near the city of Offenbach, close to Frankfurt, police said.
The train crash took place on the track near the city of Offenbach, close to Frankfurt, police said.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The train collided with a maintenance crane on the track, police say
  • The collision occurred near the city of Offenbach, close to Frankfurt
  • The train driver and two construction workers died, police say

Berlin (CNN) -- Three people died and 13 were injured when a German commuter train collided with a maintenance crane Friday morning, German police said.

The collision occurred on the track near the city of Offenbach, outside Frankfurt, police said.

The driver and two construction workers were killed. Several of the train's 35 passengers were seriously injured and are receiving hospital treatment.

German authorities are investigating the cause of the accident, police said.

The train, a regional service, was traveling from Frankfurt to Hanau.

CNN's Laura Perez Maestro contributed to this report.

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