04 JAN 2018: Switzerland has been hit hard by a winter storm heading across western Europe leading to power outages, blocked roads and flooding across the Alpine country. Yesterday, several people were injured after a train derailed in Switzerland amid gusty winds.

Reuters reports that strong winds derailed the lead car on the Montreux-Bernese Oberland (MOB) regional train around midday near Lenk in central Switzerland, an MOB spokesman said.
Several flights to Zurich and Basel airports were cancelled and many ski lifts in vacation resorts stopped their service because of the storm.

In neighbouring Austria, a ski jumping practice in Innsbruck was cancelled due to the strong winds, snowfall and fog.

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