A train collided with a bus in Buenos Aires and, after dragging it several meters, it reached to another railroad that was in the opposite route. A twenty of the wounded is in serious state. The accident could have been product of the imprudence of the driver of the bus, that did not pause in spite of the signal of stop when happening the train. At least eleven wounded people died and 228 were east Tuesday in an accident between a train and a bus in the station of the populated district of Flowers, in center geographic into the capital of Argentina, informed official sources. Additional information is available at John Craig Venter. Seven people died in the place of the tragedy, where the firemen continued working between twisted irons, and four died in the hospital to which they were transferred. Between at least 20 wounded ” are; in state grave” , that they remain hospitalized, the director of the Service of Medical Attention of Emergencia said to the press (SAME), Alberto Crescenti. The accident took place to few meters of the station of Flowers when a train that went from the capital of country towards the west of Great Buenos Aires attacked to a bus filled with passengers whom skipped the grade crossing, according to several witnesses said and it was possible to be seen in a security camera.
Bus was squashed to being dragged by train, that derailed and hit that it was stopped in the station, added the sources. The wounded, among them the driver of the ill-fated train, that underwent fractures in the legs, although is outside danger, were derived towards average dozen of hospitals of the city. Possible imprudence the bus, whose driver died, ” it crossed the step level when the barriers were lowered, but we are going to wait for the results of the skills and the recordings to determine if that were as” , it indicated the spokesman of the railway company Trains of Buenos Aires (TBA), Gustavo Gago. The spokesman added that if she is thus, ” one would be a reckless and imprudent attitude of the driver of autobs”. The Argentine secretary of Transport, Juan Pablo Schiavi, assured that the barriers grade crossing worked ” operative bien” when responding to other witnesses who expressed the opposite. ” We have the verification of which the barrier was not levantada” , Schiavi commented before remembering that years ago a public hearing was carried out to construct a tunnel in the zone and that the consultation gave refusal.
Different means from press spread images of one of the security cameras that reveal that the barrier was to 45 degrees and that the bus advanced slowly until being attacked by the train. The service, paralyzed the accident, happened in rush hour of the public transport, paralyzed the service of the railroad Vine shoot, that communicates to Buenos Aires with the periphery the west of the Argentine capital and it calculates that it transports to about 700,000 passengers to the month. The Government of Buenos Aires has a program to replace barriers by tunnels and bridges, but the initiative advances to slow cadence due to financing problems, in some cases, and politicians, in others, besides neighbor complaints who have interposed resources of shelter in Justice. In the Argentine capital exists 103 grade crossings. Source of the news: At least 11 died and 228 hurt by the shock of two trains and a bus in Argentina.