Heavy train smash in Barcelona - At least 48 injured people

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No fewer than 50 people were injured after a commuter train crashed in Barcelona, Spain.

The incident happened this morning at the Francia station in the city center.

There are now no reports of any deaths but five people are in a serious condition.

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

According to preliminary information, there are no Ukrainians among injured in a train crash in Barcelona.

Eighteen people have been taken to hospital, among them the driver.

There was damage to the train's nose and between the train's first and second vehicle. She said they didn't know whether it was a bomb and many passengers were screaming. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Five of the wounded, including the train driver, are said to be in a serious condition.

The accident coincided with the beginning of a national rail strike.

Francia is Barcelona's second main train station after Sants, which handles the bullet train and most intercity services.

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