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At least 60 people injured following collision of two trains in Palermo area of Bueno Aires, Argentina

Fortunately, no fatalities were reported, although two individuals sustained serious injuries.



Early on Friday morning, a collision between two trains in Palermo, Buenos Aires, resulted in injuries to at least 60 passengers.

Fortunately, no fatalities were reported, although two individuals sustained serious injuries.

The incident occurred on the San Martín line, linking Pilar with the Retiro terminal in Buenos Aires. Residents in the vicinity reported hearing a loud noise around 10:30 a.m., signaling the train collision.

Promptly, emergency services from Buenos Aires City, firefighters, and police mobilized to the scene at the intersection of Figueroa Alcorta and Dorrego avenues.

It was fortunate that only one of the trains was carrying passengers, while the other was reportedly transporting materials for railway maintenance.

Eyewitnesses reported witnessing an explosion and fuel leakage.

Local media reported several injuries, with footage showing passengers being transported to hospitals. Approximately 90 individuals received treatment for injuries, with around 30 requiring hospitalization.

“Trenes Argentinos announced that a collision involving a train from the San Martin line occurred at 10:31 a.m., involving a locomotive and an empty wagon, at kilometer 4.900 on the Palermo viaduct near Alcorta Avenue,” stated the operator in a release.

“Currently, our personnel are engaged in evacuating passengers from the train, while emergency services from the City of Buenos Aires are providing assistance. Train services have been suspended,” the statement continued.

Buenos Aires City Mayor Jorge Macri addressed the press approximately an hour after the incident.

“We successfully evacuated the injured within 90 minutes,” he stated. “Among them, 30 are in serious condition. The evacuation operation was executed very efficiently.”

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.