155 people injured after Spanish trains collides in Barcelona

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Over 39 people taken to the hospital after two passenger trains collided against each other 

Two commuter trains carrying passengers to the city of Barcelona collided on Wednesday, December 6. According to a report in Associated Press, the incident resulted in injuring over 155 people.  

A statement by Spanish officials stated that the collusion took place early morning, and no one was seriously injured.  

The report said emergency services rushed to the site as medics tended to the 155 people at the crash site. About 39 people were also later taken to medical centers for further treatment. The injuries, the report adds, were limited to knocks and bruises.  

The accident took place in the north of Barcelona near Montcada i Reixac. A statement by the Spanish Civil Protection in the report said “One train was stopped when the second train failed to brake on time and ran into it from behind at around 8 a.m. A total of about 800 passengers were on the two trains. Firefighters said nobody was trapped”.  

Meanwhile the Minister Raquel Sánchez said, the cause of the incident is presently being investigated.  

These trains are often used by many people for daily commutes to Barcelona for work.

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