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Spain: Commuter train crashes near Madrid Dec. 22

Commuter train runs into barrier near Madrid on December 22, injuring 45 people; some delays reported

22 Dec 10:00 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 12/22/2017, 3:00 PM until 12/23/2017, 12:00 AM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Alcala de Henares
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A Renfe commuter train crashed into a barrier at the Alacala de Henares station around 40 km (24 mi) east of Madrid. According to Renfe, the incident occurred at approximately 15:37 (local time). Officials said that 45 people were injured in the accident, including four with serious injuries. The cause of the crash is still being investigated. Service has not been suspended but some trains have been delayed in the region.


Individuals traveling by train in the area are advised to confirm the status of their trains and allow additional time to travel.


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