Swiss train collision injures 'scores of people'

Swiss train collision injures 'scores of people'
By Euronews
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Local police confirm people have been injured in a train collision north of Zurich.


Reports suggest scores of people have been injured after two passenger trains collided in Switzerland this morning.

Local police confirm there have been injuries, but not how many people have been wounded. Local media reports the figure stands at 49.

Zwei Züge im Bahnhof Rafz kollidiert – mehrere Verletzte

— AargauerZeitung (@AargauerZeitung) February 20, 2015

Some train carriages were derailed in the accident, which took place in the town of Rafz, some 30 kilometres north of Zurich.

#suisse : collision entre deux trains, près de 50 #blessés

— Routeur News (@RouteurNews) February 20, 2015

Ambulances rushed to the scene.

The cause and magnitude of the incident are not yet known. However, local media reports suggest one train crashed into the back of another when the first train was forced to make an emergency stop.

#Rafz Auch die Rega ist im Einsatz.

— Zürcher Unterländer (@ZUnterland) February 20, 2015

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

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