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A freight train derails in Vilaverd

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. this afternoon, a train derailed near Vilaverd (Conca de Barberà). The driver and his companion have been injured.

The convoy, which was traveling in the direction of Reus, had an accident at the Vilaverd station exit. The machine has gone to the left in the direction of the houses of the urban nucleus without affecting them. However, it has collided with the wall of one of the farms.

It is a diesel machine that pulled merchandise wagons, although half of them were empty.

Lines R13 and R14 are expected to be out of service, since, on the one hand, the machine has to be removed and the catenary section must also be fixed, including one of the posts that supports it.

None of the cars carry dangerous goods.

Operatives try to remove the train. Photo: Angel Juanpere

Three Fire Department crews, several Mossos d’Esquadra patrols and SEM ambulances, which are treating the wounded, have traveled to the scene. Likewise, technicians from Adif and the Continental Rail company were on site inspecting if any other wagon had been damaged.

The fact that the accident occurred next to the town center has led some neighbors to come to the scene.

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