Two Swiss trains collide, 35 injured, driver feared dead
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 01:07
July 29 - Trains crash in Switzerland leaving 35 injured and one driver unaccounted for. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Two trains collided head-on in Switzerland on Monday evening, injuring about 35 people, five seriously, police said.
The driver of one of the trains was still unaccounted for and thought to be inside the wreckage, at Granges-près-Marnand in the canton of Vaud, police said.
Authorities say it was too early to try to ascertain the cause of the crash.
One of the injured was taken by helicopter to Lausanne. Others were treated on the spot by paramedics or taken to hospital by ambulance.
About 40 people were on the two trains, one of which was heading to Lausanne, the other was going to Payerne.
Seventy-nine people were killed in a train crash in Spain last week, one of the worst in decades.
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