Train crash in Switzerland injures 17 people
Rescuers and police stand next to two passenger trains that collided near the station of Neuhausen in northern Switzerland on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Steffen Schmidt)
Published Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:28AM EST
GENEVA -- Two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near a station in northern Switzerland, injuring 17 people, police said.
The accident near Neuhausen station occurred shortly after 7.30 a.m. (0630 GMT), said Patrick Caprez, a spokesman for police in Schaffhausen canton (state). Nine of the injured people were taken to nearby hospitals; Caprez 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.