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Around 30 people injured in Swiss train collision

11 September 2017

Two trains have collided in the central Swiss town of Andermatt, injuring 27 people.

The crash on the popular Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn line took place during a maneuver to bring the engine from the rear to the front of the train.

The incident occurred at around 11.30am and involved a train from the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn, the rail company said in a statement.

The train, which consisted of one locomotive and five carriages and which was transporting 100 people, was switching rails in the main station of Andermatt when the accident occurred.

Police didn't specify how seriously the passengers were wounded but said medical personnel was on the scene.

The Uri canton police are investigating the exact cause of the incident, according to Blick newspaper.

Sonja Aschwanden, of the Uri cantonal police, said she did not have any immediate information about the type of injuries or material damage.

Around 30 people injured in Swiss train collision