Derailed passenger train near Tiefencastel, Switzerland
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Swiss train derailed in landslide

A train has derailed after a landslide near the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz, in what police describe as a "serious" accident.

Swiss national radio reported that one carriage had plunged into a ravine and another was hanging from the rails.

The extent of casualties is unclear but officials say the injured have been taken to hospital by helicopter and ambulance.

The landslide happened after heavy rain in eastern Switzerland overnight.

Helen Willetts reports.

  • 13 Aug 2014