At least 3 train cars derail in Swiss Alps

Rescue forces recover a victim of today's train crash, right, near Tiefencastel, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

Rescue forces recover a victim of today’s train crash, right, near Tiefencastel, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

GENEVA: A train ran into a landslide on a mountain railway in southeastern Switzerland Wednesday and at least three cars derailed, police said.

The accident happened between Tiefencastel and Solis, southeast of Zurich. One carriage slid off the tracks onto a steep slope.

Several people were injured, police said in a statement, without giving a precise figure. An air rescue service was helping the recovery effort at the site, which wasn’t close to a road.

Some 200 people were on board the train at the time of the accident, which followed heavy rain in the region. The train is operated by Rhaetische Bahn, which runs a network of narrow-gauge routes in Switzerland’s mountainous southeastern corner.

 
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