Two trains collide injuring 140; Many rushed to hospital in Brazil
Transport authorities in Rio de Janeiro have promised to investigate a late night train crash.
Two trains smashed into one another late Monday night outside the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, though no serious injuries have been reported.
At least 140 people were injured, with 129 being rushed to hospital, according to Brazilian media reports.
However, Brazil’s O’Globo newspaper has reported all but 22 of the injured are expected to leave hospital soon. At the time of writing, emergency workers were still at the scene of the crash – a train station in the Mesquita municipality.
The accident reportedly took place after one train crashed into another that had stopped at the station.
Rio de Janeiro state transport head Carlos Roberto Osorio has urged the public to await the results of an investigation into the incident before drawing conclusions.
According to RT, he stated the situation at the station was “normal” until the crash. “The preliminary reports I have say the train that crashed was not new, but was still in service and was not going to be replaced,” he stated.
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