A train disaster near a ski resort in Germany has left at least four people dead.

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A train disaster near a ski resort in Germany has left at least four people dead.
A train derailed in Germany on Friday, June 3, killing at least four people and injuring dozens others, according to a German police official.

According to a Reuters spokesperson, the train was packed with students at the time of the incident, but no information about the persons who died were released.

According to reports, several carriages toppled and partially rolled down an embankment north of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski resort in Bavaria.

The region was set to host the G7 conference in late June before the catastrophe.

Several carriages of the red-colored local train were on their sides on a grassy area near to a highway after the accident.

Rescuers climbed into the waggons using ladders from the top-facing side of the coaches to reach trapped passengers.

"As of 3:32 p.m. (1532 GMT), four individuals were tragically injured in a catastrophic railway accident," police stated in a statement.

"Around 30 passengers were hurt, 15 of whom were critically injured and had to be admitted to local hospitals," they added, adding that a massive rescue effort was ongoing.

Three of the victims were found dead, according to Bavaria's interior minister Joachim Herrmann, while a fourth succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital.

The disaster occurred as rail officials assessed whether a new nine-euro ($10) monthly public transportation ticket valid throughout Germany would result in overcrowding on trains over the bank holiday weekend.

According to authorities, a large emergency services operation is still ongoing, and the rail route is now closed.

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