Passenger train derails in Spain, killing at least 2

2016-09-09 11:38

Madrid - A passenger train derailed on Friday in Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing at least two people and injuring several others.

The Galician regional government said the accident occurred at 09:30 in Porrino, about 450 km northwest of Madrid. It said emergency services dispatched doctors on helicopters to the scene.

The train was traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal.

Adif railway infrastructure company said it has openened an investigation into the cause. The derailment occurred on a straight stretch close to Porrino station.

Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.

The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks.

The train belonged to Portuguese rail company Comboios de Portugal.

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