Saturday 21 October 2017

More than 27 people have been injured in a train crash in Switzerland

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Twenty-seven people have been injured in a train crash at a station in Andermatt, central Switzerland, according to local media.

Police and medical teams were rushed to the scene of the accident, in the central town of Andermatt, which involved the locomotive and five rail cars with about 100 passengers on board.

The locomotive was supposed to move from the back of the train to the front on a parallel track, but instead crashed into the back of the train.

Jan Baerwalde, of train service operator Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, said authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.

Sonja Aschwanden, of the Uri cantonal police, said she did not have any immediate information about the type of injuries or material damage.

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