2 trains collide near Zurich with at least 5 people injured - local media
— Muschelschloss ☕ ️ (@Muschelschloss) February 20, 2015
Previously a member of the emergency services was cited as saying the figure of injured stood at 49.
A witness riding in one of the trains described how the S-Bahn Schaffhausen derailed in Rafz Station, saying that “probably the engineer has overlooked a red light.” But then, “from behind came the fast train from Zurich to Schaffhausen,” ramming the first train and shifting it sideways.
A total of five cars were reportedly derailed.
— Grégory Leclerc (@GregLeclerc) February 20, 2015
There was smoke in the front area of the S-bahn, witness January Sieber, 18, told local media. “The trains looked pretty badly damaged,” he said, while another witness reported how one of the trains stood still on the bridge.
— Diego (@Diego_Pelayo) February 20, 2015
Both drivers then asked the passengers to disembark, as “ambulances from across the region were mobilized” to treat the injured, according to an employee speaking anonymously.
— Blick am Abend (@blickamabend) February 20, 2015
Rafz Station was being secured and roads were blocked as numerous police and emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.
— watson (@watson_news) February 20, 2015