Trains crash head-on in Switzerland; dozens hurt

2:12 PM, Jul 29, 2013   |    comments
Rescue personnel work at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland, Monday, July 29, 2013. Numerous people have been injured.
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(USA TODAY) -- More than 40 people were injured after two trains collided head-on outside a station in western Switzerland, numerous media are reporting.

Sky News reported that emergency services were on the scene of the crash at Granges-pres-Marnand, about 31 miles southwest of Bern. Police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said that rescue operations were still under way. The mangled wreckage remained on the tracks.

Public TV station SRF quotes state police spokesman Pierre-Olivier Gaudard as saying one person had not yet been recovered from the wreckage.

Pictures on the website of local daily 24 Heures showed the two regional trains locked together but still on the tracks.

The accident comes just days after a speeding train roared off the tracks in the small Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people and leaving scores more injured.

The driver of the Spanish train, Francisco Garzon Amo, faces multiple counts of negligent homicide for that country's worst train tragedy in 70 years.

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