Train driver killed in Switzerland crash

Tuesday 30 July 2013 23.43
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The driver's body was found overnight in the wreckage of the crash
The driver's body was found overnight in the wreckage of the crash
26 people were injured when the two trains collided head-on yesterday
26 people were injured when the two trains collided head-on yesterday

The driver of one of two trains which collided head-on in Switzerland yesterday was killed in the crash.

The crash happened around 50km southwest of the capital, Bern.

Twenty-six people were injured when the two trains collided head-on late yesterday.

The driver's body was found overnight in the wreckage of the crash at Granges-pres-Marnand in the canton of Vaud.

Police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said it was too early to try to ascertain the cause of the crash.

One of the injured was taken by helicopter to Lausanne.

Others were treated on the spot by paramedics or taken to hospital by ambulance.

Police said 46 people were on the two trains, one of which was heading to Lausanne, the other was going to Payerne.

79 people were killed in a train crash in Spain last week, one of the worst in decades.

Keywords: switzerland