11 dead, 228 hurt in Argentina bus-train crash

BUENOS AIRES- Eleven people died in Argentina on Tuesday and at least 228 were injured after two trains and a public bus collided in a crash in the heart of Buenos Aires, local police said.

At least 50 of the wounded were "seriously injured" after the first train ran into a bus at a crossing and was derailed, at which point a second train coming from the opposite direction crashed into the train and the bus stuck at the crossing, police said.

The accident occurred at 6:30 local time (0930 GMT) in the capital's upscale western neighborhood of Las Flores and involved two trains from the Sarmiento public railway.

Gustavo Gago, spokesman for the Buenos Aires Trains company, the main train company for rail operations connecting the western suburbs of Buenos Aires with the center of the capital, said the number 92 line bus had tried to cross the rails even though the barrier was down.
布宜诺斯艾利斯火车公司是首都主要的火车公司,负责市西区与市中心的铁路运营工作。其发言人Gustavo Gago表示,事故发生时,92路公交车急于穿过铁轨,而当时道口的栏杆已经发下来了。

Police arrested the driver of the bus and held him in custody while considering what kind of charges to hold him responsible for, Gago said.

After the accident, 7 people including a boy died and 162 injured has been taken to local hospitals in Buenos Aires, including all the 50 most seriously injured, said Federal Police Chief Omar Bravo and Alberto Crescenti, the general director of the Emergency Medical Attention System (SAME).
联邦警察局长Omar Bravo和紧急医疗系统负责人(SAME) Alberto Crescenti共同表示,在事故发生后,7名死者(一名为男童)和162名伤者被迅速送往布宜诺斯艾利斯当地医院,其中包括所有50名重伤者。

The worst train accident in Argentina's history happened in 1970 when more than 200 people were killed in a similar crash in the capital.