04:19 GMT19 September 2020
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    At least one person died and over 40 suffered injuries this morning as a result of a derailment of a commuter train in Catalonia, the General Directorate of Civil Protection said in a statement.

    According to the latest information, the last two carriages of a train from the Rodalies de Catalunya company, derailed near Vacarisses, on the R4 line, due to a landslide.

    The accident occurred at 6.15 a.m. on a train heading to Barcelona from Sant Vicenç de Calders. The train traffic between Terrassa and Manresa has been temporarily stopped.

    ​"The train derailment in Catalonia affected a total of 131 people, 1 is dead and over 40 are injured," the General Directorate of Civil Protection said on Twitter.

    ​Rescue teams, fire brigades, and medics have already started working at the scene. 

    Catalan President Quim Torra along with Interior Minister Miquel Buch have arrived at the scene. 

    READ MORE: Police Close 2 Train Lines in Barcelona After Activating Anti-Explosive Team

    Catalonia has been battered by heavy rains for several days.


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