Bridge was about to be demolished

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    It is about being able to accurately reconstruct the course of the accident at Auggen with a fatality, said a police spokeswoman. Specialists from the State Criminal Police Office would also be used. According to police investigations, a 100-ton concrete slab detached from a bridge on Thursday evening and plunged into the track area of ​​the Rhine Valley line between Freiburg and Basel. A freight train carrying trucks had collided with the concrete slab and was partially derailed. The 51-year-old train driver died. According to police, a truck driver traveling in the passenger car was caught and seriously injured. Two other truck drivers suffered minor injuries.

    A spokesman for the Deutsche Bahn announced that the bridge, from which the slab fell, was to be demolished at the weekend as the Rhine Valley railway line was expanded. As the Deutsche Bahn announced, the route between Freiburg and Basel will probably remain closed until Monday due to the salvage work. Long-distance and local transport are also affected.

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