Train collision near Barcelona leaves 1 dead, hundreds injured

Train collision near Barcelona leaves 1 dead, hundreds injured

BARCELONA, Spain — Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a observe near Barcelona on Friday, killing one particular person and injuring about 100 others, most of them barely, authorities acknowledged.

The commuter trains collided throughout the night time between the cities of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and Manresa, northwest of Barcelona, emergency suppliers for the realm of Catalonia acknowledged in a tweet. Three of the injured passengers had been in essential state of affairs. Around 100 others escaped harm, officers acknowledged.

One put together was heading to Barcelona and the other was going to Manresa, in northeastern Spain, after they ran into each other on the equivalent observe.

Images broadcast on Catalan public broadcaster TV3 confirmed the torn metallic the place the 2 trains slammed into each other, along with passengers who had evacuated on the side of the tracks.

Antonio Carmona, spokesman for state put together operator RENFE, acknowledged “the information we have is that there was a frontal collision.”

A passenger reported the crash at 6:20 p.m. (1720 GMT), emergency suppliers acknowledged.

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