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Train crash today leaves 150 people injured in Spain 

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Train crash leaves 150 people injured in Spain

  • Two trains collided on train line in Montcada i Reixac, near Barcelona, at 7.50am 
  • 150 people sustained light injuries, while five were in a moderate condition
  • Three people have been rushed to hospital with injuries such as a broken nose  

Two trains collided near Barcelona this morning, leaving more than 150 passengers injured.

Terrified passengers ‘screamed’ as one train crashed into the back of another at a station in Montcada i Reixac, a town just north of Barcelona, during rush hour at 7.50am local time. 

Emergency services for Catalonia said that 150 people sustained light injuries, while five were in a moderate condition.

Three people have been taken to hospital with injuries such as a broken ankle, local media report. 

Two trains have collided near Barcelona, leaving several dozen people hurt, Spanish officials said

Emergency services for Catalonia are seen evacuating passengers from the train today

Emergency services for Catalonia are seen evacuating passengers from the train today 

Emergency services rushed to the scene and evacuated passengers from the two trains within half an hour. 

Initial reports suggest that one train was travelling at speed and crashed into another stationary convoy that had stopped at the platform in Montcada i Reixac.

One passenger told the Ser Catalunya outlet that she had experienced a ‘tremendous blow’ at the moment of impact and said that ‘people were screaming’.   

Another passenger told local radio station RAC1 that the ‘train was full and my carriage, which was the last one, was completely full’ at the time of the collision. 

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

Ester Capella, the Catalan government’s representative in Madrid, told Spanish National Radio that officials are investigating the incident.

Two trains collided at 7:50 am this morning at the Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station

Two trains collided at 7:50 am this morning at the Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station

Emergency services for Catalonia are seen evacuating passengers from the train today

Emergency services for Catalonia are seen evacuating passengers from the train today

A spokeswoman for the SEM regional emergency services said: ‘There were 155 people affected of which 150 were lightly injured and five who were moderately hurt.’ 

She said 18 medical units had been deployed to the area, which is located six miles north of Barcelona. 

Rail traffic along the line was suspended in both directions and Renfe had opened an investigation into what happened, spokesman for the state rail operator said.

This is a breaking news story, more to follow… 

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