Fatal bus and train collision in Argentina

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Fatal bus and train collision in Argentina

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A commuter train has collided with a local bus at a level crossing in Argentina.

At least nine people died in the accident in Buenos Aires. More than 200 were injured. In daylight, the full horror of the crash became clear. The impact of the train reduced the bus to a fraction of its width and wedged it up against the nearby station platform.

The first train derailed and then collided with another. Firefighters faced the challenge of extricating the critically injured and dead from a mass of twisted wreckage.

Some eyewitnesses say the driver was trying to beat the lights by racing across the crossing, but others say the barriers were not working properly.

The bus driver is among those who died.