Barcelona train crash - scores injured as rush-hour service ploughs into station

The crash took place at the station of Franca in the Barcelona suburbs at approximately 8am (local time). 

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It is the second busiest station in the city. 

Eighteen people have been rushed to hospital after at least 48 people have been injured, while five are thought to be in a serious condition. 
One person tweeted footage of the aftermath, showing the train's front crumpled against a metal barrier. 



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Five people are in a serious condition
He said: "My train crashed when I arrived at the station in Franca today."
The driver of the train is said to be among the injured. 
Shocking photos show injured passengers lying on the platform being tended to by emergency services. 
Officials have advised people to avoid the station. 
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