Reports are coming in saying at least seven people were killed when a train collided with a bus early Tuesday morning in Buenos Aires, causing it to collide with a second train.
The Argentinean capital city was rocked with news that along with the seven killed, at least 170 have been injured by the crash that occurred just outside the city just after 6 a.m. local time.
Early reports from police said some people were still trapped in the mangled compartments of the bus and train, and 100 ambulances were called to the scene.
The bus was reportedly hurrying to cross in front of the first train, but did not make it across the level crossing. The train collided with the bus, dragging it along the tracks next to it, and causing it to collide with a second train.
The driver of the bus, which was jammed up against a nearby platform, is said to have died in the accident.
Gustavo Gago, one of the spokesman for the train company, Trenes de Buenos Aires SA, said it believes the bus “crossed on to the level-crossing when the barriers were low, but we await the results of the investigation to see if this is what happened.”