One dead, four injured in Spanish train collision
One dead, four injured in Spanish train collision

A train driver died and four people were seriously injured in northeast Spain yesterday when two trains collided head-on outside Barcelona, the rail company and emergency services said.

The crash occurred during the after-work rush hour, near Castellgali some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Catalan capital, national rail company Renfe said in a statement.

The collision claimed the life of a 26-year-old driver and severely injured four passengers, while another 100 suffered minor injuries, the emergency services said on Twitter.

Sixty-five people were unharmed. Renfe said an investigation was opened into the crash, as reported by AFP.

In November, one person died and 49 others were injured on the same line when a landslide caused a train to derail.

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