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Two train crash victims in critical condition

At least 17 people are still in hospital a day after a train derailed in the Swiss Alps, killing a Japanese tourist.

This content was published on July 24, 2010 - 17:49

Two of the injured passengers on the Glacier Express mountain train are still in a critical condition, according to local police and health authorities.

A total of 40 people were admitted to hospital on Friday. They included 28 Japanese citizens, four Spaniards, two Austrians, one Indian and five Swiss.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident.

The last three carriages of the popular tourist train came off the tracks in a gentle curve with a slight incline in the Upper Valais region between Lax and Fiesch.

In June two Canadian tourists were killed in several other seriously injured in a bus accident in the same region.

Train services between the two villages remained closed on Saturday, but have resumed on Sunday.

Train accidents in Switzerland are rare.

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