Tourist train slams into deliver van

Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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News Corrigendum: The report published earlier had certain unforced errors. We are correcting the report in this update.

 

A train carrying local people collided with a delivery van in the Swiss Alps on Monday, inuring several passengers , police told AFP.

“One person has been seriously hurt. The individual has been flown by helicopter to the university hospital in Bern,” the capital, a police spokesman in the mountainous Valais region said. The crash between the van and the tourist train which winds its way through Valais’ snowy mountains occurred in the village of Moerel.
Two carriages derailed as a result.

It was not the first accident involving a tourist train in the region. Two years ago, in July 2010, a 64-year-old Japanese woman died and dozens were injured in the derailing of Valais’ Glacier Express, which runs between Zermatt and St. Moritz – a few kilometres from the site of Monday’s collision.

 

One Response to Tourist train slams into deliver van

  1. Spag says:

    41 people in 3 carriages is not exactly what one would call “overloaded”. In any case, the first sentence is not ever one as such since it does not make grammatical sense. And we obviously don’t have the same concept of the meaning of “many”, with 9 people slightly injured and 2 who were neither slightly nor seriously injured (without wanting to minimise the trauma or the suffering of those concerned). Sensationalism, what else? Is it a dream to expect respectful, accurate journalism? As for professionalism ….

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