44 injured as two trains collide head-on in Switzerland

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Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland early Monday evening, leaving dozens injured. Local media reported that 44 people are among the wounded, four of whom are in serious condition. Train services in the area have been halted.

The crash happened near Lausanne, in the western French-speaking region of the country, around a hundred meters from a station heading towards the city, according to local commuter newspaper “20 minutes.”

“Many passengers were injured and were taken care of by rescue services,” one reader told the paper.

Swiss television newscast SF1 reported the high casualty numbers, adding that the incident happened at approximately 7 p.m. local time.

 

 

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