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Switzerland train crash: Trains collide in Switzerland, injuring 35

Switzerland train crash: Trains collided head-on near Granges-pres-Marnard in western Switzerland on Monday evening, just two days after a train derailment in Spain killed 79.


Rescue personnel work at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland, Monday, July 29. Police say at least dozens of people were injured, four of them seriously.

Laurent Gillieron/Keystone/AP

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At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, police said. One person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.

The crash happened near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) on a regional line about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of the capital, Bern. It came just days after 79 people were killed in a high-speed train derailment in Spain.

Photographs from the Swiss site showed the two regional trains locked together, partly lifted off the tracks by the force of the collision.

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