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Japanese train tourists remain in hospital

Thirteen people are still in hospital following Friday’s Glacier Express train accident in the Swiss Alps.

This content was published on July 26, 2010 - 17:21

The Valais hospital authorities said seven of the victims – all Japanese citizens – were severely injured, including two who are on artificial respiratory machines.

One Japanese tourist was killed and 40 other passengers suffered injuries when the train derailed in the Upper Valais region on its journey from Zermatt to St Moritz.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

A preliminary report is expected later this week.

Meanwhile, the Swiss government has sent its condolences to Japan.

Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey wrote a letter to her Japanese counterpart, Katsuya Okada, expressing her shock and sorrow over the accident.

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