Switzerland train crash: Around 30 casualties after two trains collide in Andermatt

Around 30 people have been injured after two trains collided in a station in central Switzerland.

The accident happened in Andermatt, a mountain town in the canton of Uri.

A Swiss railway operator says 27 people were injured during a re-routing maneuver. 

Police and medical teams were rushed to the scene of the accident, which involved a locomotive and five rail cars with about 100 passengers on board. 

Spokesman Jan Baerwalde of train service operator Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn said authorities were investigating the cause of the crash. 

Spokeswoman Sonja Aschwanden of the Uri cantonal police said she did not have any immediate information about the type of injuries or material damage.  independent.co.uk