Flood Chaos in Southern Germany: Firefighter Tragedy and Train Derailment

Flooding and heavy rain in southern Germany caused the death of a firefighter and significant disruptions. In Pfaffenhofen, a capsized watercraft led to the loss of a firefighter's life. Meanwhile, a train derailed near Schwaebisch Gmund due to ground collapse, but all 185 passengers remained uninjured. Extensive train delays followed.


PTI | Frankfurt | Updated: 02-06-2024 16:40 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 16:40 IST
Flood Chaos in Southern Germany: Firefighter Tragedy and Train Derailment
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Severe flooding and relentless rainfall wreaked havoc in southern Germany, leading to the tragic death of a firefighter and significant disruptions in train services.

The firefighter was aboard an inflatable watercraft that capsized while navigating the floodwaters in Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria, aiming to rescue residents. His body was later recovered.

Near Schwaebisch Gmund, a long-distance train derailed after the ground beneath the tracks gave way, though all 185 passengers emerged unscathed. Train operator Deutsche Bahn warned of widespread cancellations and delays, affecting key routes from Munich to Berlin, Stuttgart, and Zurich.

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