At least 44 people were injured when two commuter trains collided head-on near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Payerne in Switzerland at around 6:45 p.m. on Monday evening, July 29, 2013.
5 of them were critically injured.
The trains were on a route between Payerne and Lausanne.
One locomotive’s driver was missing after the crash.
Authorities are still investigating the caused the crash.
It happened just before 5 pm on the above ground track on the Red Line near the border with Takoma Park, Maryland.
One train was not moving when the crash happened.
Mayor Adrian Fenty said it was the deadliest crash in the history of Metro.
Metro is Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Chief Dennis Rubin From Washington’s Fire and Emergency Medical Science Department told CNN that 56 had minor injuries, 12 had moderate injuries and 2 were badly injured.
The rescuers cut through the trains to rescue people because one train was on top of the other train.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate why it happened.
I think if I go to the United Nations meeting, I’ll tell people to becareful when riding in trains and aeroplanes.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A rush-hour collision Monday between two Metro trains north of downtown Washington, D.C., killed at least six people and injured scores, Mayor Adrian Fenty said.
One train was stationary when the crash happened, according to Metro General Manager John Catoe.
He called it the deadliest crash in the history of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, known as Metro. One of the dead was the female operator of one of the trains, Metro officials said.
“The scene is as horrific as you can imagine,” Fenty said in a news conference. “One car was almost squeezed completely together.”