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Commuter train derails in Berlin

The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were slightly injured

Commuter train derails in Berlin
Police, firemen and emergency rescue workers stand around the wreckage of a derailed S-Bahn commuter train on August 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were lightly injured. (Getty Images)
Commuter train derails in Berlin
Police, firemen and emergency rescue workers stand around the wreckage of a derailed S-Bahn commuter train on August 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were lightly injured. (Getty Images)
Commuter train derails in Berlin
A derailed S-Bahn commuter train lies across railway tracks on August 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were lightly injured. (Getty Images)
Commuter train derails in Berlin
A policeman stands next to the wreckage of a derailed S-Bahn commuter train on August 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were lightly injured. (Getty Images)
Commuter train derails in Berlin
Investigators stand next to the rear end of a derailed S-Bahn commuter train on August 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were lightly injured. (Getty Images)
Commuter train derails in Berlin
Police, firemen and emergency rescue workers stand around the wreckage of a derailed S-Bahn commuter train on August 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The train derailed shortly before noon after a railway switch malfunctioned, causing the front part of the train to go on one track and the rear part of the train to go onto another. Five passengers were lightly injured. (Getty Images)