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Rescue workers inspects the scene of a train collision in Granges-pres-Marnand in western Switzerland on July 29.
A man was killed and 35 people were injured in a head-on train collision in Switzerland on Monday night, police told Swiss media.
Five of the 35 hurt were seriously injured when two Swiss Federal Railways trains collided at Granges-près-Marnand in the Vaud region, police spokesman Pierre-Olivier Gaudard told Swiss Radio and Television (SRF).
Swiss police said that the driver of one of the trains was dead after rescuers recovered his body from the wreckage, according to 20 Minuten, a Swiss newspaper.
Gaudard said that the crash happened as one of the trains was returning to the station in West Switzerland and another was departing.
Eyewitnesses told 20 Minuten the impact was so violent that the trains wedged into each other and windows exploded.
According to 20 Minuten, the cause of the accident is unknown and is being looked into by The Swiss Accident Investigation Board.
First published July 29 2013, 7:06 PM