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Argentina: Three dead and hundreds injured in train collision

Argentina, Castelar
June 13, 2013 at 22:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentina: Three dead and hundreds injured in train collision

Two trains collided in Castelar, a town 30 kilometres from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, killing at least 3 passengers and injuring 315 Thursday morning. Paramedics moved the injured on stretchers away from the crash site while those with the most severe injuries were airlifted by helicopter. Emergency workers, police, and fire-fighters worked together to provide treatment and evacuation to victims of the crash.

Another fatal crash took place on the same train line on February 22, 2012. The 2012 collision killed 51 passengers as it was heading to the centre of Buenos Aires.

Dozens of people are reporting names of relatives and family members on an list authorities have begun compiling after realizing that many of the train passengers remain missing. Authorities have also released a public statement saying that 5 passengers are in intensive care.

According to the train conductor Horacio Caminos, the train did not stop even after he applied the brakes with all his might. He also claimed that the train underwent "intermittent faults" on Monday which he and his colleagues reported.

Both drivers of the trains, nevertheless, have been detained by authorities and are undergoing questioning. They will remain detained without communication until the authorities conclude their investigate of the collision.

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Argentina: Three dead and hundreds injured in train collision

Two trains collided in Castelar, a town 30 kilometres from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, killing at least 3 passengers and injuring 315 Thursday morning. Paramedics moved the injured on stretchers away from the crash site while those with the most severe injuries were airlifted by helicopter. Emergency workers, police, and fire-fighters worked together to provide treatment and evacuation to victims of the crash.

Another fatal crash took place on the same train line on February 22, 2012. The 2012 collision killed 51 passengers as it was heading to the centre of Buenos Aires.

Dozens of people are reporting names of relatives and family members on an list authorities have begun compiling after realizing that many of the train passengers remain missing. Authorities have also released a public statement saying that 5 passengers are in intensive care.

According to the train conductor Horacio Caminos, the train did not stop even after he applied the brakes with all his might. He also claimed that the train underwent "intermittent faults" on Monday which he and his colleagues reported.

Both drivers of the trains, nevertheless, have been detained by authorities and are undergoing questioning. They will remain detained without communication until the authorities conclude their investigate of the collision.

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