Floods and Landslide Derail Train in Switzerland

Heavy rainfall in south west Switzerland has led to landslides and the derailment of a train in Tiefencastel.

The train ran into the landslide. Three carriages were derailed, with one falling down a steep slope only to be stopped by trees. At least 11 people were injured, 5 of them seriously.

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Tiefencastel is a municipality in the district of Albula in the canton of Graub√ľnden in Switzerland.

In late July heavy rain caused the Emme river to break its banks, dramatically flooding several nearby villages in Bern canton.