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2 Trains Collide in Switzerland, 17 Injured

Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 05:09 AM

 

GENEVA — Two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near a station in northern Switzerland, injuring 17 people, police said.

The accident near Neuhausen station occurred shortly after 7.30 a.m., said Patrick Caprez, a spokesman for police in Schaffhausen canton (state). Nine of the injured people were taken to nearby hospitals; Caprez didn't have details on the injuries but said none of their lives were believed to be in danger.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the collision.

A locomotive for one of the trains — a double-decker passenger train — derailed.

Rail traffic in two directions from Schaffhausen, a town on Switzerland's northern border with Germany, was interrupted and buses were being used instead.

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