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Several killed in train accident on Danish bridge

Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN)Six people were killed and 16 injured when a crowded commuter train and a truck trailer that apparently fell from a freight train collided on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, authorities said.The rail accident, which is one of the deadliest in Danish history, took place at about 7:30 a.m. (1:35 am ET) Wednesday in high winds on a bridge linking the islands of Zealand and Funen.Bo Haaning, of the Danish Accident Investigation Board, confirmed to CNN that the trailer had fallen off the freight train and hit the passenger train, but said it was not yet known whether this caused the accident or happened during it.The freight train was carrying Carlsberg beer, a spokesman for the brewing company, which has its headquart ...