One killed and four injured in Barcelona train crash

One killed and four injured in Barcelona train crash
People visit the Renfe stand during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid on January 17, 2018. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP
A train driver died and four people were seriously injured in northeast Spain Friday when two trains collided head-on outside Barcelona, the rail company and emergency services said.
The crash occurred during the after-work rush hour, near Castellgali some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Catalan capital, national rail company Renfe said in a statement.
 
 
The collision claimed the life of a 26-year-old driver and severely injured four passengers, while another 100 suffered minor injuries, the emergency services said on Twitter.  
   
Sixty-five people were unharmed.
   
Renfe said an investigation was opened into the crash.
 
In November, one person died and 49 others were injured on the same line when a landslide caused a train to derail.
 
   
 
 

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