Three Israelis dead in Swiss train crash

By JC Reporter, August 11, 2014

Three Israeli tourists died and five others were seriously wounded when the bus they were travelling in was hit by a train near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

The Israelis — four men and four women — had been travelling to Engelberg, just south of the lake, according to local reports.

It is not yet clear why the minibus was crossing the railway line in the path of the train.

None of the train passengers were hurt.

A local police officer told reporters that extracting the casualties from the mangled minibus had been a complex task that took a long time. Some 50 rescuers worked at the accident scene.

    Last updated: 11:09am, August 15 2014