Bus-Train Crash Kills 7, Injures 162 in Argentina

By MICHAEL WARREN | September 14, 2011

Argentine authorities say seven people are dead in a rush-hour crash in Buenos Aires involving two passenger trains and a bus whose driver drove around barriers in an attempt to beat them across the tracks.

Police say 162 people are among those injured, many of them seriously. They are being treated at hospitals around Buenos Aires.

Argentine Transportation Secretary J.P. Schiavi says the bus driver was among those killed.

The bus was hit by one train as it tried to cross the tracks and was crushed into the nearby platform. That train then flew off the tracks and hit another.

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