Inquiry as two trains crash leaving 30 injured

26th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 September 2005, PALENCIA — Thirty people were injured when two trains collided at a station in the north-west of Spain.

26 September 2005

PALENCIA — Thirty people were injured when two trains collided at a station in the north-west of Spain.

The trains crashed in Palencia station in the Castilla y Leon region late on Sunday night.

It appears that when both trains were being joined together in a routine manoeuvre, they collided.

More than a 100 travellers were thrown to the ground or suffered cuts and bruises.

At least 30 of these were taken to the nearby Hospital Rio Carrion.

But none was held in hospital overnight.

RENFE, Spain's state-run railway company, said the crash happened when one train between Gijon and Barcelona failed to connect properly with another between Salamanca and Barcelona.

An investigation was underway to try to establish what caused the accident.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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