More than 50 injured in train crash at Barcelona’s Estacio de Franca


At least 54 people have been injured, one seriously, after a commuter train ploughed into the buffers at a station in Barcelona.

The force of the crash at the Estacio de Franca in the north of the city crumpled the front of the carriage and tore off a sheet of metal.

Emergency services said 51 of the injured, including the driver, were taken to hospital, while paramedics treated the others at the scene.

Many passengers were standing ready to get off the train at the time of the collision, according to the newspaper La Vanguardia.

The regional rail service had travelled from the southern coastal town of Sant Vicenc de Calders, some 44 miles from Barcelona.

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Source: Sky News