Dozens injured in Argentina train crash: Reports

AFP , Thursday 13 Jun 2013

Passenger train rammed stationary train 30km west of Buenos Aires on Thursday

Dozens of people were wounded in a train crash about 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Buenos Aires on Thursday, Argentine media reported.

Rescue workers and volunteers were at the scene to help the wounded trapped by the collision, which television reports said happened at around 7.30am (1030 GMT). Dozens of ambulances were also at the crash site.

Hospitals in the area were on alert to deal with casualties.

The accident happened near the Castelar stop when a passenger train rammed another train that was empty and stationary, according to the reports.

The crash happened on the Sarmiento rail line, where an accident in February 2011 left 51 dead and more than 700 wounded.

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