Train collision near Barcelona leaves 155 injured

Train collision near Barcelona leaves 155 injured

A train collided with the rear of another at a station close to Barcelona on Wednesday inflicting light injuries on more than 150 individuals, according to officials and Spain’s Renfe rail operator.

The train was travelling extremely slowly when the incident happened just before 8:00 am (0700 GMT), This is according to the SEM regional emergency services. The majority of people were left with bumps and bruises.

“There was a collision between two trains at 7:50 am at the Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station, on the line heading in to Barcelona, that’s to say one train ran into the back of another,” a spokesman for the state rail operator said.

The train was moving “very slowly (when the collision occurred) but people who were standing fell over and hurt themselves”. Joan Carles Gomez, an emergency services official told reporters at the scene.

A regional fire-service spokesperson told reporters that the moving train had collided with “the back section” of a parked train. The incident occurred at the Montcada station, which is about 10 kilometers (six miles) north of Barcelona.

Read more: Federal-govt-reveals-Abuja-Kaduna-train-services-to-resume-Nov-27/

“We have examined 155 people who were affected…14 were taken for further treatment but none are seriously injured,” he said.

“We’re talking about many bruises and some head injuries, but nothing serious.”

He said those taken for further treatment were being “checked at a local health centre…to rule out any fractures”.

Rail traffic along the line was suspended for several hours in both directions.

About The Author

Skilled communication expert and tech whiz. Highly passionate about social transformation and quality education.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.