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Argentina train crash injures 40

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Buenos Aires: At least 40 people were hurt when a passenger train rammed a locomotive on a busy stretch of track on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said.

Ambulance and fire crews raced to the crash site south of the capital and dozens of passengers were transported to nearby hospitals yesterday, though none were badly injured.

“There are 40 hurt, all mild, none seriously,” Security Secretary Sergio Berni told reporters.

The accident occurred in the city of Temperley but both trains were travelling at low speeds at the time.

Initial investigations suggested that the driver of the passenger train ignored at least one stop sign, the Argentine transport ministry said in a statement.

In 2012, a train crash left more than 50 dead and over 700 injured at Once terminus, also in Buenos Aires.

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