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22 injured as engine collides with passenger train in Spain

MADRID (AP) – Officials said yesterday 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 yesterday.

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