Saturday, August 13, 2016

Seven injured in knife attack on train in Switzerland

SEVEN people have suffered burn and knife wounds in an attack on a Swiss train.St Gallen Police confirmed the attack today. Early reports suggest a man on the train used flammable liquids in the attack in north west Switzerland. The suspected attacker was taken to hospital after the incident near Salez in St Gallen Canton, Swiss media has said. St. Gallen cantonal polices spokesman Bruno Metzger said: "Among the injured is at least one child.” Police later said three 17-year-olds were among the injured, as well as a 50-year-old man, as well as the six-year-old child. Two other victims were 34 and 43.The attack happened on the line between Buchs and Sennwald at around 2.20pm, before the train reached Salez station. Passengers are reported to be “seriously injured”. Emergency services have surrounded the scene, including firefighters, three rescue helicopters, two emergency physicians, three ambulances and experts from the railway companies.

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