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Romania’s Foreign Ministry: One Romanian national, among victims of Barcelona rail accident; slightly injured

One Romanian national is among the victims of a rail accident that took place on Friday morning in Barcelona, Spain, and is hospitalised in the city, with minor injuries.

“So far, the local authorities have confirmed the existence of a Romanian national among the accident victims, who is hospitalised in Barcelona, with minor injuries,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) announces in a release.

The local consular office contacted the hospital to learned about the Romanian patient’s health condition, the release mentions.

MAE points out that the Romanian citizens affected can ask for consular assistance by dialling the numbers of Romania’s Consulate General in Barcelona – (0034) 934181535 , (0034) 934344223 or (0034) 934340220, as the calls are redirected to the Centre for Contact and Support of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the Call Centre operators on a non-stop basis or at the consular office’s emergency number: (0034) 661547853.

Romania’s Consulate General of Barcelona is further monitoring the case and is in touch with the local authorities, being prepared to grant consular assistance, at request, MAE also shows.

At least 48 people were injured, five of which seriously so, in an accident involving a commuter train in Barcelona, the Catalan Emergency Service reported on Friday, according to daily El Mundo. The accident occurred when the train entered the Francia train station in central Barcelona.

According to El Mundo, the train had left the town of San Vicente Calders (Tarragona) and en route at 07:05hrs, local, it hurtled against a train buffer placed at the end of a line in the Francia train station, according to first estimates.

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