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One hurt as crane falls on Zurich passenger train

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One hurt as crane falls on Zurich passenger train
Zürich Oerlikon station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
10:16 CEST+02:00
A crane fell onto a Swiss passenger train entering a Zurich station Saturday, causing massive material damage but miraculously leaving only one person slightly injured, police said Saturday.

The crane toppled during track work near the Zurich Oerlikon station just before 10am and its arm slammed into a long-distance train arriving from Zurich airport, police said in a statement.

It was not known what caused the accident and the Zurich police said they had launched an investigation.

None of the some 250 passengers onboard were hurt, but a worker suffered a hand injury and was taken to hospital.

The passengers were evacuated and walked the short distance to the station, police said.

One train wagon was smashed and police estimated that the incident caused hundreds of thousands of francs worth of damage.

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