Dozens hurt after head-on train collision in Switzerland


At least 35 people were injured following a head-on collision between two trains in Switzerland.

Five were badly hurt in the accident at 7pm on a regional line near Granges-près-Marnand station, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) southwest of the capital, Bern.

Several ambulances, fire engines and a helicopter were involved in the rescue operation.

One of the train drivers was trapped in the wreckage and feared dead.

Police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said despite the injuries the crash could have been much worse, saying in a statement: ‘These are regional trains. The speeds are a little lower and even if one deeply regrets the likely loss of life of one person as well as five serious injuries, the situation could have been much more catastrophic.’

The crash came as 79 people killed in a Spanish train wreck were being mourned.

Crown prince Felipe and wife princess Letizia joined hundreds of people…

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