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Two Trains Collide In Northern Switzerland

At least 17 people have been hurt after two trains collided at a station in northern Switzerland.

The trains, one from Winterthur and the other from Schaffhausen, crashed near the station of Neuhausen-am-Rheinfall, not far from the German border, at around 7:30 am.

The Winterhur train was derailed in the collision.

Police spokeswoman Anja Schudel said 17 people had been injured with some taken to hospital.

Others were treated on the scene and allowed to leave.

Everybody had been evacuated from the trains, she added.

"The train hit the emergency brakes and everyone was thrown out of their seats," one of the passengers told the 20minutes.

He added: "One person was bleeding heavily from the head."

Another passenger said he had seen "an old lady lying unconscious on the ground who was bleeding a lot."