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Spain: 22 injured as engine collides with passenger train

Traffic on the line remained interrupted on Monday


Officials said Monday 22 people were hospitalised after a regional passenger train and a locomotive collided head-on in northeastern Spain.

The regional government of northeast Catalonia said five of the 22 were in serious condition. 

The collision occurred late Sunday near the town of Vila-seca, south of Barcelona. There were 75 passengers on the train.

Spain's Adif railway infrastructure company said the freight train engine had a brake problem. The collision continues to be under investigation. 

Traffic on the line remained interrupted on Monday. 

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