Argentina: 3 killed, more than 100 injured in commuter train crash near Buenos Aires

 (CNN) -- At least three people were killed when two commuter trains collided near Buenos Aires on Thursday, CNN affiliate Canal 9 reported.

At least 150 people were hurt in the accident, which occurred in a western suburb of the capital near the Castelar stop on the Sarmiento line.

TV video showed rescuers rushing to the scene to evacuate people.

Paul Gunning, a spokesman for the operational management unit for the Mitre and Sarmiento train lines, told CNN there were "several fatalities" in the crash.

Argentina's state-run Telam news agency reported that two women and a man were killed, but it did not give their names.

Thursday's crash happened nearly 16 months after a commuter train crashed into a barrier at a station in Buenos Aires, killing 50 people and injuring hundreds.

CNN's Ivan Sarmenti and Miguel Escalona contributed to this report.

 


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