Wednesday 22 November 2017

44 injured after trains crash head-on in Switzerland

Press Association

Forty-four people have been injured, four of them seriously, in a head-on collision between two trains in western Switzerland, police said.

One person has yet to be recovered from the wreckage, public TV station SRF quotes Vaud canton (state) police spokesman Pierre-Olivier Gaudard as saying.

The crash happened on a regional line about 50km south-west of the capital, Bern.

Pictures on the website of local daily '24 Heures' showed the two regional trains locked together but still on the tracks.

Last week, 79 people were killed in a high-speed derailment in Spain (see below).

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