Seventeen people have been injured after two passenger trains collided in northern Switzerland, local police report.
The collision occurred early morning near Neuhausen Station in the canton of Schaffhausen, Tages-Anzeiger daily reports.
One train’s engine derailed and rammed the side of the other train, causing bad damage to both. But it was less than it could have been because the trains were traveling relatively slowly at the moment the collision occurred.
Dozens of ambulances, as well as firefighters and police cars, have been dispatched to the site.
Some of the people injured in the incident had to be taken to hospital, Police spokeswoman Anja Schudel said. Others were treated at the scene and allowed to go. The trains were carrying some 280 passengers when the incident happened, she said.
Rail traffic along the line connecting Winterthur and Schaffhausen, where the collision occurred, has been disrupted.
Neuhausen is a small town in the north of Switzerland. It is a popular tourist attraction thanks to proximity to the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest plain waterfall.