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Argentine Commuter Train Slams into Station.

Buenos Aires, Dhu-AlHijjah 14, 1434, Oct 19, 2013, SPA -- An Argentine commuter train slammed into the end of the line Saturday morning at the same station in Buenos Aires where 52 people were killed in a similar crash last year. This time there was no immediate report of deaths, but at least 80 people were injured.

At least 80 people were injured, including an 8-year-old boy, according to the Security Secretariat. Of those, five people had broken bones, but none of the wounds were life-threatening, AP quoted Security Secretary Sergio Berni as saying. Some of the injured here hit by shattered glass from the train's windows, he said.

Berni said it was too early to say why the train failed to stop, crashing through the bumper at the end of the line and ending up wedged between the floor and ceiling of the platform. One end of the huge iron hydraulic bumper that protects the end of the line was driven deep into the train car, while the other end was lifted over the platform and jammed into the turnstiles.

--SPA 23:05 LOCAL TIME 20:05 GMT Latest News Previous Next |

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