Switzerland: Around 30 injured in train collision at Andermatt station

Switzerland Train Crash In Andermatt Injures 30

Two passenger trains collided near the village of Andermatt in Switzerland on Monday, leaving around 30 people injured, Reuters reported citing local police.

The train, which consisted of one locomotive and five carriages and which was transporting 100 people, was switching rails in the main station of Andermatt when the accident occurred.

Details on the severity of injuries are not clear yet, but medical personnel have been seen on the scene.

According to the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn railway the accident was caused by a train malfunction.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

The train was operated by the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn company.

A Swiss railway operator says 27 people have been injured after a train locomotive crashed into its own passenger cars during a maneuver at a station in the Swiss Alps. The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board and Uri Canton police have started an investigation.

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