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Rail worker killed by unexpected train

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Feb. 6, 2019

One rail worker was killed and another seriously injured yesterday morning in Ticino.

Pixabay Rail worker killed by unexpected train

The accident happened near the entrance of the Gotthard Tunnel.

The workers were on the track when they were hit by a train operated by TILO – a joint service run by Swiss Federal Railways and the Italian company Trenord.

The injured man was flown to hospital.

The line was closed for several hours and passengers had to switch to buses for the rest of the morning.


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