Train collision injures at least 106 in Costa Rica

At least 106 people were injured in a head-on collision of two trains in San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, in the morning of April 8.

Five victims were in critical condition, 33 stable and the rest 68 suffered only minor wounds, according to the Costa Rican Red Cross.

(Soundbite) MELVIN GUTIERREZ, Operations Manager of Railway Company
“It should be clarified that one of the vehicles with passengers aboard traveled at its maximum speed of 40 or 45 kilometers per hour.”

The locomotives collided around 06:30 a.m. local time on a bend of the rail in west San Jose.

The authority thought that human error and lack of radio communication might lie behind the accident.

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