Dozens hurt in Barcelona train crash

Dozens hurt in Barcelona train crash
By Euronews
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At least 54 people were injured at the city's Francia station, one of them seriously


Dozens of people were injured in Barcelona on Friday morning after a commuter train crashed into a railway buffer.

It happened during the rush hour at Francia railway station in the centre of the northeastern Spanish city.

At least 54 people were hurt, one of them seriously, emergency services said.

No deaths are reported in the crash, the cause of which is under investigation.

Images on social media showed the crumpled front of the train.

#Barcelona train crash:
- 48 injured, 5 gravely
-18 sent to hospitals
- no deaths reported

— RT (@RT_com) 28 juillet 2017

The train was coming from Sant Vicenc de Calders village in the province of Tarragona.

Local media reports say that all traffic has been blocked from streets around the station to allow emergency services access.

Many passengers were standing on the packed train, which could increase the number of injuries.

Some of the casualties were treated immediately at the scene.

with Reuters

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