- Title: 53 Barcelona train crash passengers taken to hospital, one serious - minister
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EMERGENCY SERVICES WORKING AT PLATFORM BESIDE DAMAGED TRAIN VARIOUS OF DAMAGED TRAIN VARIOUS OF STATION STAFF MEMBERS BESIDE TRAIN VARIOUS OF STAFF MEMBERS FIXING TRAIN DAMAGED TRAIN AT RAIL SPANISH TRANSPORT MINISTER, INIGO DE LA SERNA, ARRIVING AT TRAIN STATION DE LA SERNA LOOKING AT THE TRAIN AND LISTENING TO SECURITY OFFICER STAFF MEMBERS AT PLATFORM DE LA SERNA APPROACHING JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) TRANSPORT MINISTER, INIGO DE LA SERNA, SAYING: "Fifty-six passengers have been attended and 53 of them have been taken to different hospitals. At the moment, there's one person in serious condition with a concussion in the chest and we will be monitoring the person's condition." VARIOUS OF DE LA SERNA AT STATION (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) TRANSPORT MINISTER, INIGO DE LA SERNA, SAYING: "The vehicle has had the maintenance services it should have, according to plan. Actually, the last maintenance service was done a few days ago, on July 18." DE LA SERNA WITH JOURNALISTS MAIN ENTRANCE OF TRAIN STATION
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 12:32
- Keywords: train crash Barcelona train station injured taken to hospital
- Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Ground Accidents/Collisions,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RMU7NR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Spain's Transport Minister Inigo de la Serna said on Friday (July 28) 56 people have been attended and 53 taken to hospitals after a commuter train crashed into a buffer in Barcelona's Francia terminus, injuring at least 54 people, one of them seriously.
The force of the crash crumpled the front of the train against the buffer and detached a sheet of metal.
The train was coming from the village of Sant Vicenc de Calders in the province of Tarragona on the R2 line of the Rodalies commuter rail service.
The state-run railway company Adif said an investigation had been opened.
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