Train Derails in Swiss Alps Due to Landslide

World | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 17:21| Views: 6580 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Train Derails in Swiss Alps Due to Landslide A passenger train travelling from St Moritz to Chur in eastern Switzerland has been derailed by a landslide, local police have announced. Rescue services are currently at the scene and the line is closed. Photo by EPA/ARNO BALZARINI

A passenger train has derailed due to a landslide on a mountain railway in southeastern Switzerland, Wednesday.

The accident happened between Tiefencastel and Solis, southeast of Zurich. Two carriages slid off the tracks onto a steep slope, according to international media reports.

The extent of casualties is unclear but officials say the injured have been taken to hospital by helicopter and ambulance, the BBC informs.

The train operated by Rhaetische Bahn was carrying around 200 people on board. Heavy rain overnight has most likely caused the landslide.

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