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Serious Train accident in Switzerland

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posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Am Mittwochnachmittag hat sich in der Schweiz im Kanton Graubünden ein schweres Zugunglück ereignet. Nach Informationen der Kantonspolizei ist ein Zug der Rhätischen Bahn entgleist und bei Tiefencastel im Kanton Graubünden vom Trassee gestürzt.

On Wednesday afternoon, a railway disaster has in Switzerland in the canton of Graubünden occurred. According to information from the Canton police train of the Rhaetian Railway derailed and plunged from the trackbed at Tiefencastel in the canton of Graubünden. How "" reports, no details are yet to train accident in deep Castel known. Why the train of the Rhaetian Railway derailed and fell off the trackbed, now wants to clarify the Graubünden cantonal police. The Traffic Information called on its website a landslide as a possible cause. This could have spilled some of the tracks. How "" reports, in addition to numerous rescue workers at four helicopters Rega in use. The extent of the accident is not known.

Because of the accident, the railway line from Chur to St. Moritz is temporarily interrupted in the region Thusis to low Castel. Travelers should expect delays. Rail replacement buses are already mobilized:

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Land slide and part of train went off tracks on the mountains in Switzerland.. no news on casualties yet.

posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 08:54 AM

A train has derailed after a landslide near the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz, in what police describe as a "serious" accident.

Swiss national radio reported that one carriage had plunged into a ravine and another was hanging from the rails.

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

The landslide happened after heavy rain in eastern Switzerland overnight.

Police spokesman Peter Faerber said some people had been slightly wounded, but could not immediately confirm the exact number of injured.

The accident occurred on a mountainous train line near Tiefencastel, between Chur and St Moritz in the region of Graubuenden.

The Swiss rail system is widely seen as among the safest in the world. But Wednesday's accident comes two days after three people died when their minibus was hit by a train in central Switzerland.


So far, it looks like no one died.
I hope everyone is okay.
I always thought traveling by train was safer than most other types of transportation.
I think the heavy rain is to blame.

Thanks for sharing Dolluka.

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