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Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home

The Local · 17 Nov 2015, 08:57

Published: 17 Nov 2015 08:57 GMT+01:00

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The woman, whose name has not been released, was flown by Swiss air-ambulance service Rega to hospital in Switzerland on Monday afternoon, according to news agency NXP.

Rega told the media that the repatriation was carried out “thanks to the good collaboration between the doctors treating her at the scene and the Swiss ambassador to France”.

The extent of the woman’s injuries has not been released to the media.

No Swiss citizens were killed in the multiple attacks which took the lives of at least 129 people and injured hundreds of others.

Meanwhile, many Swiss residents with tickets booked for travel to Paris this week have cancelled their bookings “out of fear or respect for the mourning period”, according to news agency ATS.

Three major Swiss travel companies – Kuoni, Hotelplan and Tui – are offering free cancellations or exchanges on bookings for Paris this week, while Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is also offering ticket refunds.

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“Unless otherwise stated, customers can return their tickets for Paris and receive a refund on the ticket price,” SBB spokesman Reto Shärli told ATS on Monday.  

The Swiss foreign office is not advising against travel to Paris, where a number of museums and shops are set to reopen on Tuesday. Disneyland Paris will follow suit on Wednesday.

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