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40 injured in two train collision in Western Switzerland

07-30-2013 06:40 BJT

GENEVA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Two trains collided into each other on Monday at the exit of the Granges-pres-Marnand train station in the western Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, leaving some 40 injured, according to local media report.

An official with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) comfirmed the accident in a telephone interview with Xinhua, but the death toll was unknown at the moment.

It was reported that the head-on collision occurred around 7 p.m. local time when one train arrived at the station and the other departed, leaving around 40 passengers injured, with several in critical conditions.

The Vaud Canton Police said in a statement that one of the train drives is still not reached by rescuers at the moment.

A Vaud cantonal policeman said that policemen and rescue members have rushed into the scene, southwest of the Swiss capital Bern. A helicopter was also on site.

According to local media reports, a rail replacement bus service was in place.

Rail traffic between Moudon and Payerne is interrupted. The details of the accident remain unknown and the investigation is underway.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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