I don't know if anyone of you has heared about the train crash in Bad Aibling (Bavaria/Germany) this morning where two local trains frontally collided for an yet unknown reason - 9 dead and far more than 100 injured people.
It happened like 20 or 30km away from where I live on a route that lots of people I know use like every morning to go to school or work and it it's the train that my best friend would actually have sat in since his car broke and he had to go to work. Fortunately a friend offered to pick him up and bring him to work which was the only reason he didn't take the train. I didn't even know that he hadn't taken the train and I was in panic for like four hours straight because he didn't answer his phone and I had no idea how he was until he stood in front of my door, telling me he was fine and that his boss had allowed him to go back home. Now I'm just lying in his arms and god damn I can't tell you how freaking happy and relieved I am and how lucky he was, it's like the worst and best day of my life at the same time. For now I've reached everyone who I thought might have sat in the train and luckily none of them had taken the train - such a huge luck we have holidays in Germany right now.
There are still lots of people I know who still have to sit and wait for information about their relatives and friends with no information if they are alive or not, if they are injured, if they are even found yet. It's horrible and I cannot understand how something like this can happen.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved out there. May the dead rest in peace, may the injured and traumtized recover soon and may all the familys out there get their still missing relatives and friends back.