50 injured in train station accident in Barcelona

Five of the injured people are in serious condition and are being treated in the city hospitals in northeastern Barcelona. 

Published: 28th July 2017 03:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2017 03:13 PM   |  A+A-

An injured passenger is attended to on the platform of a train station in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, July 28, 2017. (Photo| AP)

By Associated Press

MADRID: Emergency services say some 50 people have been injured when a morning commuter train crashed into the buffers at a station in northeastern Barcelona.

The Catalan regional emergency services said 48 people were treated and 18 taken to city hospitals, five of them in serious condition, following the accident today at Francia station on the northern side of the city.

Television images showed many passengers being tended to on the ground in the station.

The train driver was among those seriously injured.

The train had left the southern coastal town of Sant Vicenc de Calders and arrived at Francia station at 7.15 am.

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