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Wheel May Be Factor in Train Derailment

From Times Wire Reports

Rescue workers continued to search for survivors, victims and clues in modern Germany’s deadliest rail disaster. The official death toll stood at 92 in the wreck, which occurred in the northern town of Eschede when a dozen train cars and the rear engine of Inter-City Express 884 derailed while traveling at 125 mph. An official said about 60 older high-speed trains will be removed from service because of indications that a damaged wheel may have played a role in the crash. He said a piece of a wheel was found 3 miles from the wreck.


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