Two in Swiss train accident in critical condition: official

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Swiss authorities confirmed Saturday that a 64-year-old Japanese woman was killed when a popular tourist train derailed in the Alps, and said two other Japanese citizens were in a critical condition.

Some 42 people were injured when three first-class wagons of the Glacier Express travelling between the ski resorts of Zermatt and St Moritz derailed Friday.

In its latest update issued on Saturday evening, Valais canton hospital said 17 people were still hospitalised, including two Japanese who remain in a critical condition.

Earlier, a hospital spokeswoman said four were in a critical state.

Besides one Spanish national, all those still in hospitals across western Switzerland are Japanese. Others have been discharged with minor injuries.

Valais police said they were still investigating the cause of the accident.

© 2010 AFP

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