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|Magnetic train crashes in Germany
||Magnetic train crashes in Germany
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At least 20 people have been hurt in the crash of a prototype magnetic train system in western Germany, police say.
They said the train, which floats on a monorail via a magnetic levitation system called Maglev, was travelling at 200km/h when it crashed.
Some carriages were left balancing on a section of track about 5m in the air after the accident near the town of Lathen, in Emsland.
|The Transrapid system, run by Siemens, is capable of speeds of up to 400km/h.||The Transrapid system, run by Siemens, is capable of speeds of up to 400km/h.|