Spain: 39 injured in train crash near Madrid

This Handout photo made available by the Lower Austrian Fire Department shows members of the emergency services working at the scene when two passenger trains collided causing several carriages to derail in Kritzendorf, Lower Austria on December 22, 2017. (AFP)

Emergency services are reporting that 39 people have been injured, two of them seriously, after a train crashed near Madrid on Friday.

The double-decker passenger train was travelling at a low speed when it careered into a barrier at the Alcala de Henares station. The cause of the accident is as yet unknown.

Spain's railway operator Renfe has said that commuter services will be running with delays.


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