Spain Train Accident

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Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A commuter train traveling toward Barcelona was derailed by a landslide on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, Spanish authorities said.

The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local (0515 GMT) near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of Barcelona.

Firefighters and emergency workers evacuated 131 commuters and sent to hospital 11 of the 44 people injured.

Three of them are seriously hurt, according to the civil protection agency.

Spanish railway operator spokesman Antonio Carmona told local media that heavy rain in the area over the past few days could have caused the landslide.
Source: DORRIS

Spain Train Accident Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Transport
Response: None
Severity: Moderate
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 1
Injured: 44
Affected: 131

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