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500 evacuated, 5 injured as high-speed train catches fire in Germany (PHOTOS)

More than 500 commuters were forced to evacuate a train traveling from Cologne to Frankfurt after among the cars suddenly caught fire.

More than 500 commuters were forced to evacuate a train traveling from Cologne to Frankfurt after among the cars suddenly caught fire.

The ICE 511 train was coming to Munich at 6:35am local time when it caught fire between stations in Siegburg and Montabaur. A officer was the first ever to spot the fire up to speed, and was reportedly instrumental in raising the alarm and evacuating its nearby occupants before someone was seriously injured.


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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the train and driven by bus to a nearby community center. Five of these up to speed received minor injuries, according to Deutsche Bahn.

In alarming footage from the scene, plumes of heavy smoke is seen billowing from the train car, which is ablaze completely.

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