Argentine train slams into station, killing 49
Officials say a packed train has slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires' busy Once station, killing 49 people and injuring hundreds of morning commuters. It is Argentina's worst train accident in decades.
Federal Police Commissioner Nestor Rodriguez says Wednesday's dead include 48 adults and one child.
Officials said faulty brakes were suspected of causing the accident.
"All of a sudden we felt an explosion and we literally flew through the air ... there were lots of people thrown to the floor, injured, bloodied," a passenger wearing a neckbrace who identified himself as Fabio told local television.
"The train (car) was incrusted inside the other ... the seats were gone, they disappeared, and people were jumping out the window," the young man said.
More than 800 people were aboard the train, state news agency Telam reported.
It's Argentina's highest death toll from a train accident since 1970, when 200 were killed in a train collision.
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