Trains Collide in Switzerland, at Least 40 People Injured image

More than 40 people were injured in Switzerland after two trains collided head-on today, July 29th.

‘As our train arrived at the station, another train has collided into us,’ said one witness on the train.

It is still not known what was the cause of the accident or if there are any fatalities. According to reports the crash took place at around 7 p.m. local time in Granges-pres-Marnand, almost 50 km away from the capital, Bern, on the route between Payerne and Lausanne.

“At the moment, we don’t have any … information how this collision happened,” said Swiss Federal Railways spokesman Reto Schaerli.

According to reports one of the trains’ driver has been trapped and that it is still unclear whether he is still alive. Neither the rail company nor the police could be reached for comment. The accident happened only a few days after 79 people were killed in the awful train crash in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the worst train tragedy in the country in the past 70 years.

Source: usatoday.com, cnn.com, globalnews.ca