Tuesday 17 October 2017

44 people injured in Swiss train crash

A fireman works at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland (AP/Keystone)
A fireman works at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland (AP/Keystone)
Injured passengers at the scene of the collision (AP/Keystone)

AT least 44 people have been injured after two passenger trains collided head-on in western Switzerland, according to police.

Rescue operations are still under way at the site on a regional line about 31 miles south-west of the capital, Bern, Vaud state police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said.

Pictures on the website of local daily 24 Heures showed the mangled wreckage of the two trains still on the tracks.

Last week, 79 people were killed in a high-speed derailment in Spain.

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