Over 200 Injured in Buenos Aires Bus, Train Crash

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A train slammed into a bus trying to beat it across the railroad tracks during rush hour in the Argentine capital Tuesday, ramming the vehicle into a platform and then striking another locomotive head-on. At least nine people, including the bus driver, were killed and 212 injured, authorities said.

The force of the arriving train reduced the bus to a fraction of its width as it became wedged against the station platform in the densely populated Flores neighborhood. The front of the train then slammed into another train that was preparing to leave in the opposite direction. Video of the crash shows the bus driving around a partially lowered barrier despite flashing lights that warned of the oncoming train.

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