17 Tourists Injured in Collision of Train, Bus in Switzerland
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A high-speed train that had departed from Berlin struck a tour bus in Switzerland on Friday night, injuring 17 tourists from Taiwan, Swiss police and a Taiwanese official told The Associated Press.
The collision occurred at a railway crossing in the town of Interlaken and involved a bus that was registered in Austria, police said in a statement obtained by AP. Police are investigating the cause of the wreck.
The Central News Agency in Taiwan reported that five people were in critical condition after the wreck, and 12 others sustained minor injuries, according to AP. There were no life-threatening injuries.
None of the passengers on the train were injured, Swiss railway operator spokeswoman Donatella Del Vecchio told AP.
Taiwanese diplomats have tried to contact the tourists to offer translation and other consular services, a spokeswoman for the Taiwan mission in Geneva told AP.
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