Wednesday 26 November 2014

Train crash driver's body recovered

Published 29/07/2013 | 19:32

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)
The cause of the collision in Granges-pres-Marnand is under investigation (AP)
Two passenger trains have collided head-on in western Switzerland (Ap/Keystone)
Rescue personnel work at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland (AP)
Rescue personnel work at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand (AP)

The body of the driver of one of two trains which collided on a regional line in western Switzerland has been recovered, authorities have said.

Police in Vaud canton said rescue workers found the body of the man, whose name has not been released, in the driver's cab early on Tuesday after they managed to separate the front of the two trains.

The crash near Granges-pres-Marnand station on Monday left the trains locked together, partly lifted off the tracks by the force of the collision.

In all, there were 46 passengers on board; 26 of them were taken to hospital, none of them in a life-threatening condition.

The cause of the collision was not immediately clear.

Press Association

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