Switzerland train derailment: Carriage sent plunging into ravine as train carrying 200 hit by landslide
Police said multiple people had been injured in the incident
A train carrying 200 people has been hit by a landslide in Switzerland, derailing at least three carriages and sending one over the edge of a ravine.
Police said that the evacuation using mountain rescue helicopters was ongoing, and that multiple people had suffered injuries. They were unable to confirm the exact nature or number of casualties.
The train had been travelling between Tiefencastel and Solis, southeast of Zurich, before it suffered what police described as the "serious" accident.
The incident followed heavy rain in the region, but the tracks were not close to a road.
Rega, the Swiss air rescue service, said it had two helicopters at the scene, which was also attended by ambulances, firefighters, Alpine Rescue and police.
Rescue services tend to a victim of the passenger train accident near Tiefencastel, Switzerland Train operator Rhaetische Bahn confirmed that the accident involved one of its trains. RhB runs a network of narrow-gauge rail routes across Switzerland's mountainous southeastern corner.
The accident comes just two days after a crash involving a train and a minibus killed three people in central Switzerland.
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Greece elections: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras takes aim at 'neo-liberal' Europe as country gears up for prolonged austerity battle
Pornhub star Mia Khalifa receives death threats after being ranked the site's top adult actress
Prince Philip set to be knighted by Australia: Celebrate by reading his greatest gaffes
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
£38000 - £42000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the UK's best performing...
£35000 - £43000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our award-winning client is one...
£15000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leading provider of Atlas ...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Opportunity to join established...