Friday 22 September 2017

Five passengers injured as trains collide near Zurich

Rescue workers stand next to a derailed train after two trains collided near Rafz around 30 km (18 miles) from Zurich February 20, 2015. Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland on Friday, causing five injuries and disrupting commuter routes into Zurich, police and rail operator SBB said.
Rescue workers stand next to a derailed train after two trains collided near Rafz around 30 km (18 miles) from Zurich February 20, 2015. Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland on Friday, causing five injuries and disrupting commuter routes into Zurich, police and rail operator SBB said.
Rescue service men and firemen work at a derailed train a the accident site in Rafz, canton Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The collision of two passenger trains in the early morning caused five injured, one of them severe, police said. (AP Photo/Keystone, Ennio Leanza)
Rescue workers stand next to a derailed train after two trains collided near Rafz around 30 km (18 miles) from Zurich February 20, 2015. Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland on Friday, causing five injuries and disrupting commuter routes into Zurich, police and rail operator SBB said.
Rescue workers stand around a derailed engine after two trains collided near Rafz around 30 km (18 miles) from Zurich February 20, 2015. Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland on Friday, causing five injuries and disrupting commuter routes into Zurich, police and rail operator SBB said.
Rescue service men and firemen work at a derailed train a the accident site in Rafz, canton Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The collision of two passenger trains in the early morning caused five injured, one of them severe, police said. (AP Photo/Keystone, Ennio Leanza)
Rescue service men and firemen work at a derailed train a the accident site in Rafz, canton Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The collision of two passenger trains in the early morning caused five injured, one of them severe, police said. (AP Photo/Keystone, Ennio Leanza)

Five people have been injured after two trains collided in northern Switzerland.

The collision between a commuter train and a long-distance train happened in Rafz, north of Zurich near the German border.

One of the trains then derailed, police said. Five people were injured, one of them seriously.

Photos from the scene showed carriages that had been knocked off the tracks, but not overturned. Witnesses said the faster train hit the commuter train from behind.

Reuters

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