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Six killed in Easter level-crossing tragedy

Published on 09/04/2004

9 April 2004

SAN MARTIN DE YELTES – Six people were killed Friday when the car they were travelling in was hit by a train as it drove over a level-crossing.

Two others were seriously injured in the accident, which happened near Salamanca in western Spain at about 7.30am.

The Seat Ibiza car, which was registered in San Sebastian, in the Basque Country, contained eight young people who were travelling to western Spain for an Easter break.

Four men and two women were among the dead. One man and a woman were being treated for serious injuries Friday.

Initially one person was taken to hospital but died soon after.

Two helicopters were called to try to take away the injured from the scene of the crash.

The injured, one of the whom was described as ‘critical’, were taken to hospitals in Salamanca.

The level-crossing did not have any barriers, police said.

In 1978, 32 people, including 31 children, died when a bus was hit by a train on a level-crossing in Munoz in north-west Spain.

[Copyright  EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news