Argentine Train Crash Injures 36 in Buenos Aires Station
A commuter train crashed into a buffer wall at the Once station in Buenos Aires this morning, injuring 36, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said on TN television network.
There were no fatalities. The train’s brakes failed before entering the station, the network said, citing witnesses and passengers. No one is seriously injured, the city’s health minister Graciela Reybaud said on TN.
In February 2012, 52 people were killed and more than 550 injured when a train crashed into buffers after failing to stop at the Once terminal in the Argentine capital. The crash was the second-worst in the country’s history.
About 80 people in total were injured, Alberto Crescenti, director of the Buenos Aires medical emergency system, known as SAME, said on TN.
The accident occurred about 7:35 a.m. local time, Reybaud said. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were on the train.
Police are questioning the driver of the train, the network said.
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