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Train accident in Spain leaves two seriously injured

The Minister of Public Works of Spain, Íñigo de la Serna, talks to the press on a platform in front of the train that hit a protective barrier in the town of Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, on Friday, December 22, 2017. More than 40 people were injured and of these four are serious due to the incident, according to the authorities.

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Train accident in Spain leaves two seriously injured
Train accident in Spain leaves two seriously injured

A commuter train crashed Friday into a protective barrier at a station near Madrid, leaving almost 40 injured, two of them seriously, Spanish authorities said.

Emergency service Summa 112, from the Madrid region, initially reported that 45 people were treated and that four of them had serious injuries as a result of the accident that occurred in the afternoon, but then corrected the total of victims and said that 39 people They had been taken care of.

In a statement, the service said two people were hospitalized with serious injuries, another 11 had moderate injuries and the rest received care for bruises and anxiety.

The Spanish railway operator Renfe reported that the accident occurred at 15.37 local hours (1437GMT) at the last stop of the Alcalá de Henares station, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) east of the Spanish capital. The train was double-decked and had left Madrid.

Renfe said they were investigating the possible causes of the accident.

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