The Swiss capital, Bern, announced that two regional trains derailed on Friday tens of kilometers from each other, injuring several people in the north of the canton.
Two incidents 20 minutes apart
Police spokeswoman Florina Schenck told AFP that the first train derailed at around 16:30 (14:30 GMT) between Leuchartz and Biel, and the second after about twenty minutes on the outskirts of Born zum Hof.
She added, “The interventions of rescue teams – police, ambulances and firefighters – are continuing,” explaining that the two accidents “resulted in many injuries.”
No obvious reasons
The police have not yet determined the causes of the two successive accidents in the north of the Swiss capital. The RBS company suggested that the strong winds that hit Switzerland on Friday were the cause of the second accident.
In the first incident, the police spokeswoman added, “the rear part of the train flipped onto its right side.” The accident occurred on the line parallel to Lake Bien, which is operated by ASM.
It is noteworthy that a depression in southern England, Friday, caused strong winds to blow to a part of Europe, including Switzerland, according to the Swiss Meteorological Service.
The strongest winds were accompanied by heavy rains and storms.
And the meteorologists warned in the morning of winds ranging between 80 and 110 km per hour over the plains and between 100 and 140 km per hour in the mountainous areas.