30 injured as engine collides with passenger train in NE Spain-Xinhua

30 injured as engine collides with passenger train in NE Spain

Source: Xinhua| 2022-06-13 21:39:46|Editor: huaxia

MADRID, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Around 30 people were injured, including two listed in serious condition, when two trains collided late Sunday night in the province of Tarragona in northeast Spain.

Adif, Spain's rail infrastructure company, said the collision occurred at around 9:50 p.m. near the town of Vila-Seca south of Barcelona when a freight train engine blew past a red signal and collided with a passenger train carrying 75 people between Barcelona and Tortosa.

The Catalan emergency services confirmed that they attended to around 30 people at the crash site.

Adif said the suspected cause of the accident was a brake failure on the freight train engine. The collision is now under investigation.

Traffic on the rail line remained interrupted on Monday.

This was the second rail accident in the Catalan region of Spain in less than a month after a passenger train and a freight train collided at Sant Boi near Barcelona in May. That accident killed an engineer and injured 86 passengers.