Italian train derailment in Switzerland, Wednesday, seven people were injured


The train from Milan in northern Italy to the northwestern Swiss city of Basel derailed shortly before 2 p.m. as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station, Swiss railway company SBB said. The evacuation of the train was delayed due to safety concerns until the severed power line switched off. Four of the injured people were sent to a hospital. The train service to and from the Lucerne  (Luzern) station was suspended at least for the rest of the day. There was no immediate explanation on the cause of the derailment. Lucerne  is in central Switzerland, making the Lucerne Train Station easily reached from any city in Switzerland. The station has many conveniences, like being the hub for local bus travel and hourly trains to Olten and Zurich airport. Switzerland has a good placement on the EU countries list of train accidents, according European rail safety statistics.


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