Argentine train slams into station, killing 49

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  1. Reader

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read.php?rip_id=<D9T2HGAO0@news.ap.org>&ps=1012

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires' busy Once station Wednesday, killing 49 people and injuring hundreds of morning commuters in Argentina's worst train accident in decades.

    Federal Police Commissioner Nestor Rodriguez says the dead include 48 adults and one child.

    That makes it Argentina's worst train accident since Feb. 1, 1970, when 200 a train smashed into another at full speed in suburban Buenos Aires, killing 200 people.


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  3. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Well-Known Member

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    How awful....
     
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    Prayers for the nation this Ash Wednesday.
     
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    A group of friends discussed this horrible accident on IRC just this evening (our own channel, not affiliated with WS). Among us is a citizen/resident of Argentina.

    Apparently the trains in Argentina are Mitsubishis from the 1960s, and the bus transporation system is no better.

    Article he linked for us.

    ~jmo~
     

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