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17 Tourists Injured in Collision of Train, Bus in Switzerland

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | May 21, 2016

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.

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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.

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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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