22 Feb '12, 7pm

Train Accident in Buenos Aires Leaves 49 Dead and 600 Injured, Sheds Light on State of Public Transport

Train Accident in Buenos Aires Leaves 49 Dead and 600 Injured, Sheds Light on State of Public Transport

A train that reportedly left a workshop yesterday failed to brake when entering a major station in the center of Buenos Aires and crashed against the end-of-the-line barrier, causing wagons to collapse against each other. Local police stated that at least 49 have died and that there are around 600 people injured , 200 of which have been derived to hospitals around town (a later update stated the number of injured people was 461, and a final report fixed the number at 676, all of which are in hospitals, 200 of them in grave state). The causes of the accident are still unclear, but some workers from the train union said the vehicle had left a workshop yesterday and everything related to the brakes should have been checked. Although the story is still developing, citizens and media were quick to point to the less than perfect state of the train fleets, arguing that taxpayers ...

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