Argentina: 9 dead, 212 injured in bus-train crash

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The death toll in Argentina's bus-train crash has risen to nine, with at least 212 people injured.

Emergency officials are still trying to extricate several bodies from under the wreckage left by Tuesday's collision, which happened when a bus driver drove past a barrier with flashing lights and a ringing bell in an attempt to beat trains across the tracks.

Police say at least 20 of the injured are in critical condition, being treated at hospitals around Buenos Aires.

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

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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