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More than 150 people with injuries after two trains collide in Spain

Catalan authorities reported that two trains collided in the northeastern part of Spain. 155 people sustained minor injuries.

The local emergency services stated on Twitter that “among the passengers, many people were lightly injured and are awaiting evaluation.”

39 passengers were taken to hospital for further treatment. However, none were seriously hurt.

Officials did not provide further information about the injuries. However, local media reported that no one was seriously injured and that the injuries were minor.


The collision occurred on a Montcada i Reixac train line, a small town north of Barcelona. Many commute to work from this town or other nearby cities, which is Spain’s second largest.

Spanish Civil Protection stated that one train was stopped after the second failed at breaking on time, and it ran into it from behind.

The two trains carried around 800 passengers.

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Ester Capella from Catalan Government, Madrid’s representative, said that Spanish National Radio is investigating the incident.

These trains were provided by Rodalies de Catalunya (Rodalies), a public transport provider that operates train lines in Barcelona, since 1990.


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