Least 155 people were injured after two trains collided on the outskirts of barcelona. at the montcada i reixac – manresa station, about 12km (7 miles) from the city centre, the crash occurred at around 3:30 pm on sunday. 150 people were in a mild condition and five others had been left in a less serious condition, with three people being transferred to hospital. train traffic was briefly disrupted on several lines due to the accident.
Crash happened when two trains were travelling in the same direction and collided while one was parked at the station. one passenger described the moment of the collision as a “tremendous blow” and said that “people were screaming”, while another passenger saw “people with blood on them, because they had suffered a gash from the blow”. catalan police are investigating how the incident occurred.
President of the catalan regional government called for urgent “explanations” into the causes of the crash from the rail operator renfe and the spanish government. spanish transport minister raquel sánchez said she was closely monitoring the situation and wished a “speedy recovery” to the injured. emergency services wrote on twitter that the crash happened at the montcada i reixac – manresa station. emergency officials wrote on twitter that 150 people were “in a mild condition” and five others had been left “in a less serious condition”. it is still unclear why the crash occurred and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.