Dozens of passengers injured after train crash in Switzerland: reports

Global News

GENEVA – At least 44 people were injured, four of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, Swiss television reported, citing police.

Public TV station SRF quoted Vaud canton (state) police spokesman Pierre-Olivier Gaudard as saying that one person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.

News website 20min.ch quoted Patricia Claivaz of the Swiss rail company CFF as saying the trapped man, a driver of one of the trains, had been located. It was unclear if he was alive.

YouTube user Kostas Kofinas uploaded a video showing the aftermath of the crash. Watch below:

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Neither the police nor the rail company could immediately be reached for comment.

The crash happened near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) on a regional line about 50 kilometres southwest of the capital, Bern.

Photographs from the site showed the…

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