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1 Dead And 42 Injured

Swiss tourist train derails

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Glacier Express, a popular Alpine tourist train, derailed in southern Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 42 others.

Police said six of the injured were in serious condition and most of the passengers were tourists. The Swissinfo web site reported that most of the injured were Japanese. Rescue workers were seen loading injured passengers onto medical helicopters to be flown out for treatment.

Valais authorities said two of the train cars drove off the tracks and a third tipped over.

The cause of the accident wasn't immediately known.

The train travels through the scenery of the Swiss Alps between the towns of Zermatt and St. Moritz.

Swiss tourist train derails
Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone/AP / Image via

Jul 23, 2010
Source: AP


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