44 injured as two trains collide head-on in Switzerland
Two passenger trains collided in Switzerland early Monday evening, leaving dozens injured. Local media reported that at least 40 people are among the wounded, four of whom are in serious condition. Train services in the area have been halted.
The accident occurred in the municipality of Granges-Marnard, near the city of Lausanne, in the western French-speaking region of the country. The trains crashed approximately 100 meters away from a rail station, as one headed towards Lausanne, according to local commuter newspaper 20 Minutes.
“Many passengers were injured and were taken care of by rescue services,” one witness told the paper. Local paper the Geneva Tribune reported 40 injured, with other Swiss media sources placing the number closer to 44.
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