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Train collides with tourist coach in Interlaken

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At least 17 people have been injured when a train hit a tourist bus at the Swiss town of Interlaken.

Police said the accident occurred at a level crossing on Friday evening between two stations in Interlaken.

The victims of the crash - mostly tourists from Asia - were taken to hospital for treatment, but most of them were able to leave a few hours later, according to a statement published on Saturday.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

Train services were interrupted for several hours before they resumed again on Saturday morning.

Images from the news website Jungfrau Zeitung newspaper show the impact of the collision.

Interlaken is a popular tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland linking the Swiss capital, Bern and the Jungfraujoch - the highest railway station in Europe.

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