WuppERTAL, Germany — A train carrying passengers between Germany and Switzerland derailed Friday afternoon, killing one and injuring two, officials said.
The train, which has not been identified, derailed in the village of Wuppersdorf, near the city of Wiesbaden, at around 6:30 p.m. local time.
It was carrying up to 5,000 passengers.
It had been traveling from Wuppern and into the Swiss town of Altena, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Wuhan, and into Bavaria, officials in Altenas railway department said.
Witnesses told German news agencies that the train had been carrying about 1,000 people.
It took about an hour to reach Altenab.
The railway had been scheduled to resume services on Saturday.
The derailment was not the first time a train has derailed.
Last summer, a train carrying more than 1,400 passengers derailed near the town of Zwilling, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100, according to the Austrian rail company, Austria Railways.