Train crash in Switzerland injures at least 35

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Associated Press

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 2:07 PM

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Police in western Switzerland now say at least 35 people have been hurt -- five of them seriously -- in a head-on collision of two trains.

Crews were still trying to remove one person from the wreckage -- reportedly the driver of one of the trains. It wasn't clear whether he had survived the crash.

The crash happened on a regional line about 31 miles southwest of the capital, Bern. It happened just days after 79 people were killed in a high-speed train derailment in Spain.

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

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APPHOTO LON121: The site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland, Monday, July 29, 2013. Police say at least 44 people were injured, four of them seriously. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron) (29 Jul 2013)

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APPHOTO LON119: Rescue personnel work at the site where two passenger trains collided head-on in Granges-pres-Marnand, western Switzerland, Monday, July 29, 2013. Police say at least 44 people were injured, four of them seriously. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron) (29 Jul 2013)

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