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Swiss passenger train derails after landslide


Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:40 AM - At least three cars derailed after a passenger train ran into a landslide in southeastern Switzerland Wednesday.

According to police, the accident happened between Tiefencastel and Solis, southeast of Zurich after one carriage slid off the tracks onto a steep slope. The line is known as the Glacier Express and according to its web site travels from St. Moritz and Zermatt across 291 bridges and 91 tunnels.

Officials say several people were injured and an air rescue service was helping with recovery efforts.

"Some 200 people were on board the train at the time of the accident, which followed heavy rain in the region," The Associated Press reports.


With files from The Associated Press

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