08 February 2023,   01:21
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Two passenger trains taking commuters to the city of Barcelona collided, injuring 156 people

Two passenger trains taking commuters to the city of Barcelona collided early Wednesday, injuring 156 people, though none seriously, Spanish officials said.

The reported injuries were limited to knocks and bruises.

The collision occurred near Montcada i Reixac, a town 30 minutes north of Barcelona. Many people make the daily commute from the town and others nearby to Spain’s second largest city to work each day.

Spanish Civil Protection said one train was stopped when the second train failed to brake on time and ran into it from behind at around 8 a.m. A total of about 800 passengers were on the two trains. Firefighters said nobody was trapped.

Transport Minister Raquel Sánchez said the causes of the incident were being investigated.

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