Passengers collapse as German train overheats

Deutsche Bahn to be investigated for negligence

German federal police are investigating possible “negligence causing bodily harm” after ten people were hospitalized when temperatures on their high-speed ICE train passed 50 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The conductor of the train was informed of a broken air conditioner in one of the cars, but did not stop the train until it reached its next destination. A woman in the oven-like car broke a window after students started lying down in the aisles from exhaustion. Nine students and one elderly person were treated in hospital with IV drips to combat dehydration. Deutsche Bahn, the railway, has apologized and offered compensation.

The Local