Berlin -

The engineer of a freight train that crashed head-on with another train in 2011 and killed 10 people has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

MDR news reported on Wednesday that the 41-year-old man was given a one-year suspended sentence after being convicted in Magdeburg state court of 10 counts of involuntary manslaughter and 22 counts of causing involuntary bodily harm to those injured in the crash.

The engineer, whose name was not released in line with German privacy laws, was found to have driven through two stop signals before his train hit a passenger train near the eastern German village of Hordorf in January 2011.

It was not immediately clear whether he would appeal and the court could not be immediately reached for details. - Sapa-AP