Two express trains collided in Spain on Friday (7 January) and at least two people were killed.
Two express trains collided in Spain on Friday (7 January) and at least two people were killed. Railway officials told reporters that three bodies had been recovered from the wreckage at the scene of the accident, just outside the Medina Del Campo station, about 100 miles (160 Kms) northwest of Madrid. But a railway spokesman said the toll could not be confirmed.
Early on Saturday (8 January) morning, the wreckage still covered the tracks. At least 50 people were treated for minor injuries and two were taken to hospital.
A second crash occurred later on Saturday--again in northwest Spain. In that accident, also a collision between two oncoming trains, four people were feared dead.
SYNOPSIS: Medina Del Campo, IOU miles northwest of Madrid, was the scene on Friday of a collision between two express trains. At least two people were feared dead in the crash.
Railway officials said three bodies were recovered, but the toll couldn't be confirmed. It was known that 50 people were treated for shock and minor injuries and two people were taken to hospital. One of the dead was the driver of the Madrid-Santander express. The other train involved in the crash was the Vallodolid-Madrid express.
There's no immediate indication of the cause of the crash which happened at the junction of the two main lines.
An investigation has been opened into the cause.
On Saturday, wreckage still covered the line as efforts were being made to ??? it. Later on Saturday, there was another fatal rail crash in Spain.. again in the northwest part of the country. Four people were feared dead when a goods train and a mail train collided in a tunnel. The engine-crews of both trains were feared dead in the head-on collision, police said. The situation was worsened by heavy snow which hampered rescue work.