Spain: 22 injured after locomotive collides with passenger train in south of Barcelona

According to the regional government of northeast Catalonia, five of the 22 were in serious condition.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, June 13, 2022, 04:24 PM IST
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At least 22 people were injured after a regional passenger train and a locomotive collided head-on in northeastern Spain on Monday, officials said, AP reported.

Officials said Monday 22 people were hospitalised after a regional passenger train and a locomotive collided head-on in northeastern Spain.

According to the regional government of northeast Catalonia, five of the 22 were in serious condition.

The collision reportedly took place late Sunday near the town of Vila-Seca, south of Barcelona.

Spain's Adif railway infrastructure company informed that the freight train engine had a brake problem that lead to the accident.

No casualties have been reported yet, while an investigation has been launched.

In a similar incident that occurred in May last month, the driver of the train was killed and at least 85 were injured in a collision between a freight train and a passenger train at the Sant Boi de Llobregat station in Barcelona in May this year.

(with agency inputs)

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