In the early hours of this morning, a Ferrobaires train crashed into a passenger train that it had gone to repair, leaving some 70 people wounded.
Engine 336, which had left Mar del Plata at 19h15 and was headed towards Constitución, broke down close to Lezama due to an engine fire, which was extinguished by fire fighters. Engine 335 was sent out from Constitución to assist but, as it approached, it could not brake and crashed into the waiting train at around 2am.
70 people were injured, amongst which eight remain in Chascomús hospital. All are said to be “generally stable and without serious injury” according to Adrián Tarditti, Director of Health Emergencies for Buenos Aires province.
Investigations are underway to discover the cause of the problem.
The crash involved a Ferrobaires train, as did the incident on February 16th, which killed four people and left over 100 injured. On that occasion, a Ferrobaires train heading to Junín crashed into a stationary San Martín train close to San Miguel station.