Commuter train crash leaves 69 injured in Brazil

Commuter train crash leaves 69 injured in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - At least 69 people were injured late Monday when two commuter trains collided in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, authorities said.

The accident occurred around 8:20 pm (22:20 GMT) when one of the trains, which had stopped at a station, was rammed from behind by another on the same track, said Rio state Transportation chief Carlos Osorio.

The accident took place in the town of Mesquita, outside Rio de Janeiro, and there were no reports that the injuries were serious, O Globo network said.

The injured were treated on the scene or taken to the hospital. Initial reports had stated that 40 people were wounded.

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