27 people injured in train crash in central Switzerland

A Swiss railway operator says 27 people have been injured in a collision between two trains at a station in the Swiss Alps during a re-routing maneuver.

Police and medical teams were rushed to the scene of the accident in the central town of Andermatt involving a locomotive and five rail cars with about 100 passengers on board.

Spokesman Jan Baerwalde of train service operator Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn said authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.

Spokeswoman Sonja Aschwanden of the Uri cantonal police said she did not have any immediate information about the type of injuries or material damage.