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A damaged carriage of a train is pictured at Estacio de Franca (Franca station) in central Barcelona on July 28, 2017 after the regional train appears to have hit the end of the track inside the station injuring some 40 people. ‘Eighteen people have been hospitalized, five of whom are in serious condition and thirty others are being evaluated,’ a spokesman for civil protection services told AFP
A commuter train crashed into a buffer in Barcelona’s Francia terminus on Friday morning, injuring at least 54 people, one of them seriously, emergency services said on Friday.
The force of the crash crumpled the front of the train against the buffer and detached a sheet of metal.
Twenty of the injured, including the driver, were taken to hospital, emergency services said, while paramedics treated others on stretchers on the platform. They had previously given the number of injured as 39.
Many of the passengers were already standing, ready to get off, when the train crashed, the newspaper La Vanguardia reported.
The train was coming from the village of Sant Vicenc de Calders in the province of Tarragona on the R2 line of the Rodalies commuter rail service, emergency services said.
The state-run railway company Adif said an investigation had been opened.
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