Bomb scare halts train traffic between Switzerland and Italy

A spokesman for Swiss Rail said buses were taking passengers to the Italian border city of Domodossola.

Bomb scare halts train traffic between Switzerland and Italy

World Bulletin / News Desk

Rail traffic through the Alps between Switzerland and Italy was halted on Wednesday after an anonymous caller said there was a bomb on a freight train, Swiss police said.

The Simplon tunnel was closed at around 11:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) as police dog handlers searched for explosives. The police said the tunnel might reopen on Wednesday evening.

A spokesman for Swiss Rail said buses were taking passengers to the Italian border city of Domodossola.

Last Mod: 13 Mart 2013, 17:56
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