Source AP ©

Madrid subway trains collide

22 people injured in a subway train crash in Madrid. A subway train ran a red light and crashed into the back of another train at one of the city's main stations.

Most of the injuries were slight but five people were hospitalized following the accident shortly after midnight Thursday at the Puerta del Sol station, the city's emergency rescue service said.

A train which had just taken on passengers and was preparing to leave was struck from behind by an empty train whose driver had failed to see a red light.

The empty train was moving at less than 20 kph (13 mph) because of a mechanical problem, but still triggered panic in the train it hit. Passengers screamed and tried to claw doors open, newspapers reported.

"It was a tremendous bump. It pushed an entire car into the tunnel," Miguel Jimenez, driver of the train that was hit, told El Pais.

Comments
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Details of Putin-Merkel surprise meeting unveiled
Turkey and USA take their relationship to breaking point
Iran shows new ICBM that can evade radars
US refuses to explain reasons behind new 'draconian' sanctions
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Caspian Convention challenges Gazprom's rule in Europe
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows