11 hurt as passenger train hits Switzerland landslide

Eleven people have been injured after three carriages derailed when a Swiss mountain train ran into a landslide in the Alps.

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11 hurt after Swiss passenger train carrying 200 derails

Eleven people have been injured after three carriages derailed when a Swiss mountain train ran into a landslide in the Alps.

A crash victim is airlifted to safety. Credit: PA

A Swiss Police spokeswoman said five people were seriously hurt and another six sustained slight injuries.

Some 200 people were on board at the time of the accident, which happened after heavy rain in a deep wooded valley between Tiefencastel and Solis, south-east of Zurich in the canton, or state, of Graubuenden.

The train is operated by Rhaetische Bahn, which runs narrow-gauge routes in Switzerland's mountainous south-eastern corner that are popular with tourists.

The line where the accident happened connects Chur, Graubuenden's administrative capital, with the ski resort of St Moritz.

Police helicopters are still trying to rescue people as the site cannot be accessed by road. Credit: PA

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