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Germany Shocked Over Largest Single Loss of Life in 15 Years

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Germanwings Crash Investigation Hampered by Terrain

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Germany mourned the loss of 72 citizens in the Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the country’s largest death toll in a single incident in 15 years.

The grief was acutest in Haltern am See, a town of 38,000 about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Dusseldorf that lost 16 students and two teachers. Two prominent opera singers were also on Germanwings Flight 9525.