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At Least 20 Injured after Trains Collide in Argentina

At Least 20 Injured after Trains Collide in Argentina

A freight train collided with a passenger train in Rawson, Chubut, Argentina, on June 30th. Authorities said the accident happened early morning at the train station entrance. At least 20 people were injured in the accident. The seriously injured were taken to hospital.

At Least 5 Killed, 30 Injured in Argentina Bus Crash

At Least 5 Killed, 30 Injured in Argentina Bus Crash

A bus overturned in Entre Rios province of Argentina, on February 8th. The accident happened when the bus was heading from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. At least 5 people were killed in the accident while 30 others were injured. Four of the injured were in critical condition.

Brazil Truck Hits Bus in Argentina

Brazil Truck Hits Bus in Argentina

A bus that crashed into a garlic filled truck in Mendoza killed at least 18 people. The bus was en route from Cordoba to Mendoza. The Brazilian truck was speeding and on the wrong side of the road. Both vehicles caught fire on impact. Most deaths were instantaneous. The drivers died at the scene. Thirty people were aboard the bus. The [...]

Train in Argentina

Train in Argentina

Ninety-nine passengers were injured in Buenos Aires at 7:25 on Saturday at a train rail stop. Some on the platform were also injured by shattered glass. The most seriously injured were in the front wagon where "people in the first wagon ended up piled on top of each other." The cause of the accident has not been officially determined but the [...]

Brisbane Crash Investigated

Brisbane Crash Investigated

The report of the Brisbane train crash on January 31, 2013, the preliminary investigation found that the tracks were contaminated, preventing the disc brakes from stopping the train. Oil, rust, or other contaminant prevented the brakes from being able to grip the tracks. The investigation will continue to focus on the brakes. The final [...]

Argentina Rail Accident Worsens Traffic Situation, 31 injured

Argentina Rail Accident Worsens Traffic Situation, 31 injured

What: Mitre line Train en route from Tigre to Retiro station Where: Retiro station BUENOS AIRES, Argentina When: August 6, 2012 14.30 local (17.30 GMT) Who: 31 injured Why: The last car of the Mitre line Train en route from Tigre to Retiro station derailed and slammed into the railway signal tower. The injured were hospitalized with [...]

Three way Crash Kills 12, injures 48 in Argentina

Three way Crash Kills 12, injures 48 in Argentina

What: Police buses and cereal truck Where: Argentina When: June 26, 2012 Who: 12 fatalities, 48 wounded Why: Twelve people died in a crash between two police buses and a truck. Some of the injured were taken to Puerto Madryn's Isola Hospital. The accident occurred in Argentina on National Route 3, killing nine police officers [...]

Argentina Bus Kills 12 in High Speed Ravine Crash Loss of Control

Argentina Bus Kills 12 in High Speed Ravine Crash Loss of Control

What: Potosi Bus en route from Villazon Bolivia to Buenos Aires Where: Argentina When: April 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm Who: 12 fatalities, 46 injured, 66 passengers, 3 fleet managers Why: The bus was en route on a highway near Barcena in Jujey when it crashed into a ravine. The driver was speeding in a dangerous section of the road. There [...]

Government Taking Over TBA

Government Taking Over TBA

After 51 died and 703 were injured in the TBA train crash in Argentina, the government of Argentina is taking over the TBA rail company. There were 2000 aboard the train when it crashed. One car telescoped into another. The trains are older models refitted for use. Newer cars would have had a different crush pattern, according to reports. [...]

Argentina: Official Consensus Regarding Once Station Train Wreck

Argentina:  Official Consensus Regarding Once Station Train Wreck

Roque Cirigliano, director of Trenes de Buenos Aires says that "services including upgrades and safety checks to the Sarmiento Line train, which failed to brake yesterday as it entered the Once Station, were deemed “acceptable.” Not so, according to the Argentinian auditor general, who said publicly that the crash is the result of years of [...]

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