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Commuter train crash in Barcelona station injures 48

At least 18 of the injured need hospital attention, emergency services said. The driver was among the injured, they said.

A man lies on a stretcher as emergency personnel gather on a platform beside a train at Estacio de Franca (Franca station) in central Barcelona on 28 July, 2017 after the regional train appears to have hit the end of the track inside the station injuring at least 23 people. Picture: AFP.

MADRID – A commuter train crashed into a railway buffer in Barcelona’s Francia station, injuring 48 people, five of those seriously, emergency services said on Friday. There were no deaths reported.

At least 18 of the injured need hospital attention, emergency services said. The driver was among the injured, they said.

The train was coming from Sant Vicenc de Calders village in the province of Tarragona on the R2 line of the Rodalies commuter rail service, emergency services said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

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