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* Sri Lankan tourists hurt in Swiss road accident
Thu, Apr 19, 2018, 08:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Geneva: Several Sri Lankan tourists were among 15 people injured on Wednesday (April 18) when a coach carrying the tourists from Sri Lanka crashed with two trucks on a Swiss highway, police and media said.

A tourist coach carrying 40 passengers collided with two trucks near the Winterthur-Wulflingen exit on a motorway near northern city of Zurich on Wednesday afternoon, regional police said.

Zurich's cantonal police said in a statement that 15 people were injured and one of them seriously. The cause of the accident remained unclear, AFP reported.

According to the ATS news agency, the coach was carrying tourists from Sri Lanka.

The driver of the coach and a female travel companion riding up front were stuck and needed to be extracted by rescue workers, police said.

The driver suffered moderate injuries, while the woman was seriously injured, they said.

Twelve of the tourists were meanwhile slightly injured, as was the driver of one of the trucks, police said.

 

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