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Published On: Tue, Jul 30th, 2013

Two trains in Switzerland collide killing over 25, driver’s body found

Two trains collided head-on in Switzerland late on Monday, injuring 26 people and killing the driver of one, police said.

The driver’s body was found overnight in the wreckage of the crash at Granges-près-Marnand in the canton of Vaud, police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said.

Swiss train crash two collideThe accident happened just after a local train left the station, where it had stopped. It collided with a train going in the opposite direction that wasn’t scheduled to stop.

Sauterel said it was too early to try to ascertain the cause of the crash.

He said the “the hypothesis favored by investigators” is a “failure to respect a signal” by the slower train, whose driver was questioned on Monday night. But he stressed that a detailed investigation will be needed. The driver of the faster train was killed.

Police said 46 people were on the two trains, one of which was heading to Lausanne, the other was going to Payerne.

Seventy-nine people were killed in a train crash in Spain last week, one of the worst in decades.

Photo: BBC video coverage – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20968418

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