Saturday 25 October 2014

Swiss train plunges into ravine after landslide

Published 13/08/2014 | 14:24

A picture of the scene

A passenger train derailed into a ravine in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracks, Swiss police said today.

Several passengers were injured after at least three train carriages came off the tracks near Tiefencastel, a village less than 50 km (31 miles) northwest of the ski resort St. Moritz.

Pictures sent by passengers to Swiss media showed one train carriage had fallen into a ravine next to the tracks.

Swiss air rescue service Rega said it had two helicopters at the scene, where rescue efforts are complicated by mountainous terrain.

More to follow.

A victim of today's train crash near Tiefencastel, Switzerland, is recovered by helicopter Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. A passenger train traveling from St Moritz to Chur in eastern Switzerland has been derailed by a landslide, local police have announced. Several people were injured, police said in a statement, without giving a precise figure. An air rescue service was helping the recovery effort at the site, which wasnt close to a road. (AP Photo/Keystone, Arno Balzarini)
A victim of today's train crash near Tiefencastel, Switzerland, is recovered by helicopter

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