Saturday, August 1, 2015   

3 dead in train crash inl Switzerland
(08-11 19:06)

Three people died and five others got injured Monday morning in a collision between a passenger train and a minibus in the canton of Nidwalden in central Switzerland, said the Nidwalden cantonal police.
It was reported that the accident occurred at a level crossing without a barrier in Wolfenschiessen, a municipality in the canton.
The Nidwalden cantonal police told Xinhua that the victims were on the minibus, with three killed and five others wounded.
Peter Bircher, spokesman of Zentralbahn, the rail operator that runs the train involved in the accident, confirmed to Xinhua that no one on the train got injured.
No details such as the cause of the accident and nationalities of the victims could get confirmed at the moment, according to both the police and the rail operator.
It was reported that helicopters, ambulances and fire engines were at the scene for rescue.
The road between Wolfenschiessen and Engelberg, a resort town in the Obwalden canton which is located to the south of Wolfenschiessen, is currently closed until further notice. --Xinhua   
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