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Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

Published on Aug 14, 2014 9:39 AM

TIEFENCASTEL, Switzerland (AFP) - A landslide derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains on Wednesday, sending one carriage plunging into a ravine, but it appeared that there had been no deaths.

Police said five people were seriously injured and six slightly hurt in the accident on the line between the upscale mountain resort of St. Moritz and the eastern city of Chur.

Two of those injured were Japanese citizens, while another was Australian and the rest were Swiss, police said.

Terrified passengers crowded into the rear of another carriage in a bid to prevent it from tipping over the edge.

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