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At least five injured in Swiss train collision

At least five injured in Swiss train collision
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By Euronews with AFP
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At least five people are injured - one seriously - in a train collision north of Zurich, Switzerland.

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Local police report at least five people have been injured after two passenger trains collided in Switzerland on Friday morning (February 20).

Earlier reports suggesting ‘scores’ were wounded have now been revised.

The driver of one of the trains, is reportedly badly hurt.

Swiss train collision injures ‘scores of people’ http://t.co/iCdeXPX5pOpic.twitter.com/100zJ8lo94

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The accident took place in the town of Rafz, some 30 kilometres north of Zurich.

Rescue services rushed to the scene to evacuate passengers and crew and stabilise the derailed carriages.

According to one of the passengers, the suburban train he was travelling on came to an abrupt stop shortly after leaving Rafz. A rush-hour Intercity train running on the same line is then said to have crashed into the back, causing several carriages to derail, but not overturn.

There are no current reports of casualties.

Commuter routes between the towns of Bulach and Schaffhouse have been suspended.

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