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Crash of two trains in Montcada i Reixac leaves 150 people injured

The crash of two trains took place at 7:50 a.m. this Wednesday at the Rodalies station in Montcada i Reixac



The accident took place at 7:50 a.m. this Wednesday at the Rodalies station in Montcada i Reixac

The crash of two trains, one of them passenger, this morning at the Rodalies de Montcada i Reixac station, in Barcelona, ​​has so far caused some 150 people in a mild condition and 5 in a less serious condition, mostly with cervical problems. and leg and arm injuries. At the moment there have been three people transferred in mild condition to different health centers in Badalona and Cerdanyola. The accident took place at 7:50 in the morning..

The protocol for this type of incident has been activated with the collaboration of Civil Protection and the SEM.

So far, up to 18 SEM units have traveled to the scene of the events, which remain activated and are still evaluating the wounded on the ground. Also seven endowments of the Firefighters of the Generalitat and the Mossos. The lines affected are R4, R7 and R12, which have interrupted their service in both directions of travel.

The medical services have coordinated the passengers so that all those who need it can be treated, so the image now in the area is more like a field hospital with long lines of people waiting to receive medical attention and blankets. thermal due to low temperatures.

Josep Jorge, a user of the train that crashed this morning, explained to La Vanguardia : “I was on the train that was stopped and was hit by another. Moments of panic, screams and anguish. This lack of security is intolerable “.

The causes of the accident are being investigated. This morning this area of ​​the Vallès woke up with a thick fog that could have complicated visibility.

The circumstance arises that due to the interruption of train circulation that is taking place due to the works of Sant Andreu and La Sagrera, travelers from the R2 north and R11 this week end their trip at the Montcada i Reixac station and can continue to Barcelona on the R4, R7 and R11 trains at the same Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station, which is where the accident occurred.

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