Update: Romanian citizen, among the 48 injured in Barcelona train crash


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A Romanian citizen has been injured in the train crash in Barcelona Friday morning, the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) informs.

“Local authorities have informed us about the fact that a Romanian citizen is among the accident’s victims. He has been hospitalized in Barcelona with light injuries. The Consular Office has contacted the hospital in order to get more information regarding his situation,” MAE informs.

Earlier in the morning, MAE informed that Romania’s Consulate General in Barcelona is closing watching the development after the accident and has taken steps towards local authorities in order to get information about eventual Romanian citizens among the injured people.

At least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say.

The incident happened during the morning rush hour at the Francia station, in the city centre, the BBC reports.

Dozens of emergency personnel were sent to the station, with most of the injured being treated at the platform.

Reports said the train did not brake when entering the station, hitting the buffers at the platform.

The accident happened at 07:15h with the train travelling from the village of Sant Vicenç de Calders, in the north-eastern Catalonia region. At least 18 people had been taken to hospital, Barcelona’s emergency officials said on Twitter.

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