Berlin, Jan 30 (Agencies): In a collision between regional passenger train and a goods train on Saturday, atleast 10 people died, police and firemen said. The incident took place in in Saxony-Anhalt, eastern Germany.

Other passengers were gravely injured in the accident which happened near Oschersleben, close to Magdeburg, the firemen and a federal police spokesman in Pirna said.

 They could not give numbers. The regional train, the HarzElbe Express, was travelling between Magdeburg and Halberstadt.

Around 100 firemen, police and rescue workers reached the spot.

Rail traffic was interrupted.