Two trains collide in Switzerland: around 30 persons injured

At least 27 have been confirmed as injured during a crash between two trains in Switzerland

11 September 2017, 2:25pm
The collision is thought to have been caused by a malfunction
The collision is thought to have been caused by a malfunction
Reuters report that around 30 persons have been injured after two trains collided in Andermatt, Switzerland.

Citing Swiss police and local media, media reports state that at least 27 people were injured. The collision took place at a train station in Andermatt, a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri.

The accident was caused by a train malfunction, according to the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn railway, as cited by the Urner Zeitung.

One of the trains involved was a locomotive HGe 4/4 II with five carriages, according to the railway.