2 teenage brothers killed in German train accident

Two teenage brothers have been hit and killed by a train in southern Germany as they apparently ran across the tracks in an attempt to make their own connection

Barriers were down across the tracks outside the station in Bruckberg, northeast of Munich, when the 13-year-old and 17-year-old attempted to cross to make their own train, which was already at the platform, police told the dpa news agency.

An oncoming Munich-bound train tried to brake but was unable to stop in time and hit the two.

Many children and others witnessed the accident from the train station and crisis teams were sent to provide counseling, police said.