Weekend death toll high as summer sports beckon


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Several people died or were injured in accidents in Switzerland, particularly sports accidents as fine summer weather pulled people outdoors. Young American hiker killed by train in Bern tunnel A 23-year-old American woman was hit and killed by a train in a tunnel near Daerligen, canton Bern, Sunday 8 July, at 14:40. […]

Sports accidents deaths kill 4, critically injure 3, including US student

Update 31 August 06:30  Martigny and Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The week’s end death and serious injury toll from non-road accidents in the Lake Geneva area in Switzerland was high, with 2 young men in critical condition after a swimming pool accident in Martigny and a diving accident in Prangins, and three people dead from […]

Deadly mountain-climbing weekend in Swiss Alps

Update 2, 21:10  Saas-Fee and Bourg-St-Pierre, Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Four people have died in Valais in climbing accidents over the weekend of 11-12 July. A 47-year-old Italian climber fell more than 300 metres to his death from a cliff at about 3,300 metres altitude shortly after leaving the Mischabels hut near Saas-Fee early Sunday […]