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Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Eighty people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a buffer wall at the Once station in Buenos Aires this morning, the second-such accident at the terminal since 2012. There were no fatalities.
Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo told reporters that eight people are hospitalized, though no one is seriously injured, according to a video of the press conference posted on state news wire Telam’s website.
The train’s brakes failed before entering the station, TN television network said, citing witnesses and passengers. The accident occurred about 7:35 a.m. local time, the city’s health minister Graciela Reybaud said on TN. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were on the train.
In February 2012, 52 people were killed and more than 550 injured when a train crashed into buffers after failing to stop at the Once terminal in the Argentine capital. The crash was the second-worst in the country’s history.
Randazzo said the train today came into the station at a speed of 22 kilometers per hour (13.7 miles per hour), when it should have been 12 kph. The driver of the train didn’t report any faults to the control tower before the accident, he said. Police are questioning the driver.
--Editors: Sylvia Wier, Mike Millard