Tuesday 21 November 2017

Five hurt in Swiss train collision

Rescue personnel at the scene of a derailed train in Rafz, north of Zurich, Switzerland (AP)
Rescue personnel at the scene of a derailed train in Rafz, north of Zurich, Switzerland (AP)

Independent.ie News Desk

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.

Press Association

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