A train crashed in a Buenos Aires station and injured passengers. BBC News reports on Oct. 19 that the Argentina train crash occurred in the same station that had an accident last year. The conductor was called a murderer and had to be rescued by police.
The crash occurred at Terminal Once, and passengers claim the train made no attempt to slow down before it happened. They admit that people who were not injured wanted to beat up the conductor and make him pay for the crash.
Security Secretary Sergio Berni confirmed the train crash occurred and shared 80 people were injured. Passengers were the main victims, but commuters waiting at the terminal were also hurt. People were taken to local hospitals, and the conductor was in police custody.
Some passengers believe the brakes were not working properly on the train. They claim the train had problems at other stops before the crash. Officials plan to investigate the accident and are questioning the conductor.
Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo stated that previous accidents had encouraged Argentina to take steps to prevent these types of problems. Surveillance cameras were added to the conductors’ cabs, and oversight was increased. Despite these efforts, commuters mentioned that the train system is in need of a serious overhaul, and conductors are often negligent.