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Lausanne - Swiss TV: Police Say 44 Injured In Train Collision

Published on: July 29, 2013 02:06 PM
Last updated on: July 29, 2013 03:36 PM
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A policeman inspects the scene of a train collision in Granges-pres-Marnand in Western Switzerland, 29 July 2013. Several passengers are reported injured in the accident that caused disruption of traffics to the track section between Moudon and Payerne.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERONA policeman inspects the scene of a train collision in Granges-pres-Marnand in Western Switzerland, 29 July 2013. Several passengers are reported injured in the accident that caused disruption of traffics to the track section between Moudon and Payerne.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

Lausanne - At least 44 people were injured, four of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, Swiss television reported, citing police.

Public TV station SRF quoted Vaud canton (state) police spokesman Pierre-Olivier Gaudard as saying that one person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.

News website 20min.ch quoted Patricia Claivaz of the Swiss rail company CFF as saying the trapped man, a driver of one of the trains, had been located. It was unclear if he was alive.

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Neither the police nor the rail company could immediately be reached for comment.

The crash happened near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) on a regional line about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of the capital, Bern.

Photographs from the site showed the two regional trains locked together, partly lifted off the tracks by the force of the collision.

Earlier this month, 79 people were killed in a high-speed derailment in Spain.

Rescue workers tend to injured passengers on the scene of a train collision in Granges-pres-Marnand in Western Switzerland, 29 July 2013. Several passengers are reported injured in the accident that caused disruption of traffics to the track section between Moudon and Payerne.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERONRescue workers tend to injured passengers on the scene of a train collision in Granges-pres-Marnand in Western Switzerland, 29 July 2013. Several passengers are reported injured in the accident that caused disruption of traffics to the track section between Moudon and Payerne.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 02:15 PM Isaid Says:

What's going on lately with all the train crashes?

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 02:27 PM Anonymous Says:

What's going on with all these train crashes?

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 02:41 PM Anonymous Says:

I wonder if these were the same tracks used that transported Yidden through Switzerland on their way to death camps!

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 03:04 PM alterknaker Says:

Ihope that no yiden were injured. Since a lot of yiden are vacationing in Switzerland.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 03:13 PM I_Am_Me Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

I wonder if these were the same tracks used that transported Yidden through Switzerland on their way to death camps!

Are you sure you're right? From what I know people were saved traveling to Switzerland, Switzerland was neutral.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 03:46 PM Benjey Says:

no more trains for me

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 05:21 PM Anonymous Says:

'Elizabeth' claimed that her experience with Nazi prisoner transports occurred sometime after the middle of December 1943. She emphasized that this was very secret, telling us, "I think the whole thing was rather undercover." And she added, "we knew they were going to Germany, we knew they were Jews, we knew about the concentration camps." In our interview with her, she described harrowing scenes at Zurich's main station, with details we set out to corroborate.

See PBS's FRONTLINE episode titled THE TRAIN.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 06:03 PM Bezalel Says:

Reply to #6  
Benjey Says:

no more trains for me

Buses are also dangerous. As are cars, airplanes and helicopters.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 07:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Always in the three weeks.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 08:11 PM greg8103 Says:

nebech, hopefully injured people have refuah sheliema!

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 08:36 PM Sarah613 Says:

I bet this crash is hashem punishing the yidden because a jew tried to sell his olam haba on ebay

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 09:25 PM Anonymous Says:

The Swiss were not as neutral as people were led to believe during WWII, particularly when it came to the Yidden. They turned back untold number of Yidden at the border, and they allowed nazi trains filled with thousands of prisoners to travel from Italy to Germany through Switzerland.

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