Friday, 28 July 2017

More than 50 injured in train crash at Barcelona's Estacio de Franca

At least 54 people have been injured, one seriously, after a commuter train ploughed into the buffers at a station in Barcelona.
The force of the crash at the Estacio de Franca in the north of the city crumpled the front of the carriage and tore off a sheet of metal.

Emergency services said 20 of the injured, including the driver, were taken to hospital, while paramedics treated the rest at the scene.

The regional train service hit the end of the track

Many passengers were already standing ready to get off the train at the time of the collision, according to the newspaper La Vanguardia.

Casualties received medical treatment at the scene of the crash

The regional rail service had travelled from the southern coastal town of Sant Vicenc de Calders, some 44 miles from Barcelona.

It crashed on reaching its destination at 7.15am local time.

The state-run railway company ADIF said an investigation has been launched into the cause of the accident.

SKY     News.

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