6. Wide of firefighters standing next to fire truck
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8. Wide of excavator removing wreckage parts, emergency crew watching
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10. Various of Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport, arriving to the accident site
11. SOUNDBITE: (German) Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport:
"With sadness, together with my colleague Karl-Heinz Daehre, minister of transport of Saxony-Anhalt, I came here to the accident site. I personally and also on behalf of the Federal Government - including also the chancellor, with whom I was also in contact - like to convey our heartfelt sympathy, especially for the families of the victims and of the survivors. It is terrible when - probably while a ride home on a late Saturday evening - such a terrible accident occurs."
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13. SOUNDBITE: (German) Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport:
"I also would like to express my respect and gratitude to all members of the rescue forces, as I have just done so already."
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German authorities said on Sunday that the death toll could still rise from a head-on collision between a cargo train and a passenger train that killed at least 10 people, injured 23 others and left wreckage scattered across a frost-covered field.
The trains crashed in heavy fog late on Saturday on a single-line track near the eastern German village of Hordorf, close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, vaulting the passenger train from the track and tipping it onto its side.
The front rows of the first passenger compartment were crushed and several seats lay outside the train.
Both trains caught fire, but most of the dead were killed on impact, police said.
The crash is one of the worst train accidents in Germany's history.
The crash was so strong that the passenger train was catapulted off the tracks, said Armin Friedrich, the police officer in charge of the rescue efforts.
Nearly 200 police and rescue workers were sent to the crash site.
The cause of the crash was under investigation, and experts said they were still looking at all possibilities, including technical failure and human error.
Police said it was too early to comment on a possible cause.
The passenger train operated by Harze Elbe Express was on its way from Magdeburg to Halberstadt with about 50 passengers aboard, moving at a speed of 62 mph (100 kph), when it crashed with the cargo train, which was going 50 mph (80 kph).
The cargo train, run by Peine-Salzgitter, was carrying calcium carbonate, often used as a calcium substitute or antacid.
At the scene, mangled parts of the blue and yellow passenger train were scattered around the field.
The noise of the collision was heard in the village of Oschersleben, more than four miles (about seven kilometres) away.
Due to the heavy fog, rescue helicopters were not able to fly the injured to nearby hospitals and they had to be taken by ambulance instead.
Most of the injured were so severely hurt that doctors fear the death toll could rise.
Police said they were having trouble identifying victims because most of them were not carrying ID.
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences, saying she too was shocked.
In 2006, 23 people were killed in a train accident in Emsland in northern Germany and 101 people died in 1998, when a high-speed train derailed near Eschede in Lower-Saxony.