48 injured in Barcelona train crash


A commuter train crashed into a railway buffer in Barcelona’s Francia station, harming 48 individuals, five of those seriously, emergency services said on Friday. There were no deaths reported.

At least 18 of the harmed require hospital attention, emergency services said. The driver was among the harmed, they said.

The train was coming from Sant Vicenc de Calders town in the province of Tarragona on the R2 line of the Rodalies commuter rail service, emergency services said.

The reason for the crash was not immediately known.