54 people injured as commuter train crashes into buffers at Barcelona station

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CIEM - Info y Emerg
The front of the damaged train which will be removed for investigation

A COMMUTER train did not brake sufficiently when entering Francia station in the centre of Barcelona and smashed into buffers injuring 54 people.

Emergency services were alerted and treated a number of the lesser injured on the platform whilst one person was reported as being seriously injured and 19, including the train driver, were considered injured but less seriously.

Images from the station show that the front of the train was smashed in by the buffers when it drove into them during this morning’s rush hour.

An investigation will take place to try to discover the reason for the accident.

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