2 trains collide in Switzerland, 17 injured

4:50 AM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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A police spokesman says the accident near Neuhausen station occurred shortly after 7.30 a.m. local time.

Nine of the injured people were taken to nearby hospitals; the spokesman didn't have details on the injuries but said none of their lives were believed to be in danger.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the collision. A locomotive for one of the trains - a double-decker passenger train - derailed.

Rail traffic in two directions from Schaffhausen, a town on Switzerland's northern border with Germany, was interrupted and buses were being used instead.

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