It was the worst rail accident in the last 15 years. At least 4 people died and 120 were injured and had to be met after a train rammed the rear end to another and embedded in San Miguel. Sources confirmed this morning that 27 people remained hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees.
The terrible accident happened at 19.10 in the San Martín railroad tracks, at the height of the avenue Irigoin. A train had just come out of retirement and stop in San Miguel, continued their journey to the station, Jose C. Paz.
But to reach the level crossing Irigoin stopped, apparently waiting for the signal that will enable you to follow. At that time another formation, Ferrobaires company, which had come out from retirement and went to the Buenos Aires district of Junin, walked the same path. In this train is known as Martita.
For reasons that were not confirmed until last night, Ferrobaires train did not stop and rammed from behind by the San Martín. The shock was so strong that the locomotive entered the van and bicycle that was junked, crumpled to the ground as a corkscrew. In turn, the last passenger car mounted and entered the one that preceded it. The connection was made an iron ball and between the cars were trapped, three died.
As often in the San Martín, several people were hanging from the stirrup and went flying by the impact, witnesses told the hospital. They recalled that they could see the other train was coming and failed to stop, and jumped before the crash.
It was in the back of the last carriage of passengers of the St. Martin where firefighters found the three bodies. To remove them, had to wait for Justice approval. The fourth victim, a woman died in hospital Larcade, as confirmed by the night Alexander Collie, Minister of Health of Buenos Aires, who did not rule out that there were more bodies from the wreckage. “I saw the bodies, is dramatic,” said Governor Daniel Scioli. Meanwhile, at the scene reported the mayor of San Miguel, Joaquín de la Torre, “there were about 70 people who had to be addressed.” Later there were 120 injured, as confirmed this morning the deputy director of Hospital Larcade, José Luis Guemes. There were people who suffered amputations and fractures of gravity, but most had bumps and cuts.