Trains Collide Head-On in Switzerland

44 injured, 4 seriously
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2013 2:25 PM CDT
Two Trains Collide Head-On in Switzerland
A police officer works at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)

It has been a bad month to be a train commuter: Canada, France, Spain, and now ... Switzerland, where two commuter trains collided head-on today, injuring 44, four seriously, reports CNN. Local TV says one person is yet to be recovered from the wreckage, the AP reports. The crash happened between the cities of Moudon and Payerne. "We don't know why this crash happened," says a Swiss Federal Railways spokesman, per CNN. "There is currently no train service between these two cities until midnight tonight at least." (More Switzerland stories.)

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