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Italian train derails in Switzerland; injuries unknown

  • Rescuers stand next to a derailed train in the station of Lucerne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 22,  2017. Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside the train in the  city of Lucerne, with details of any injuries still unclear. Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station.   (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

    Rescuers stand next to a derailed train in the station of Lucerne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside the train in the city of Lucerne, with details of any injuries still unclear. Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers stand next to a derailed train in the train station of Lucerne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside the train, with details of any injuries still unclear. Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

    Rescuers stand next to a derailed train in the train station of Lucerne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside the train, with details of any injuries still unclear. Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers stand next to a derailed train and help some passengers in the train station of Lucerne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 22,  2017. Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside the train, with details of any injuries still unclear. Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station.   (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

    Rescuers stand next to a derailed train and help some passengers in the train station of Lucerne, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside the train, with details of any injuries still unclear. Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne’s main train station. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside a train that derailed in the central city of Lucerne, with details of any injuries still unclear.

Rail company SBB says the Milan to Basel train derailed shortly before 2 p.m. (1300 GMT; 9 a.m. EDT) Wednesday as it was pulling out of Lucerne's main train station.

It says the Trenitalia train's fourth carriage toppled over and a power line has been interrupted.

Urs Wigger, a spokesman for Lucerne police, said that rescuers can't enter the train to determine whether anyone has been injured until they're sure the severed power line is switched off.