Multiple injuries reported after 2 Swiss trains collide

Two Swiss trains collided near a station in northern Switzerland on Thursday morning, causing multiple injuries.

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland — Two Swiss trains collided Thursday morning, injuring 17 people, police said.

The two trains, one travelling from Winterthur and the other from Schaffhausen, crashed before 8 a.m. near Neuhausen station in northern Switzerland, not far from the German border.

Police spokeswoman Anja Schudel said 17 people had been injured and some of them had been taken to a hospital while others were treated on the scene and allowed to go.

The police in Schaffhausen told 20min.ch, a Swiss news portal, that several people were injured in the collision.

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

Rail traffic in two directions from Schaffhausen, both from Dachsen and from Jestetten, was interrupted and buses were being used instead.

 

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