At least 48 people injured in train crash at station in Barcelona

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Five of the wounded, including the train driver, are said to be in a serious condition.

It is unknown why the train didn't slow down as it came into the station.

The accident occurred as the train was approaching central Barcelona's Francia station during rush hour on Thursday morning.

At least 18 of the injured need hospital attention, with 5 seriously injured, emergency services said.

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Firefighters rushed to the scene along with police and paramedics.

The train did not brake in time when entering the station, hitting the buffers at the platform, according to reports.

The smash took place on the first day of national railway strikes in Spain.

He added: "The Barcelona City Council has activated its Multiple Victims Performance Protocol". Television images showed many passengers being tended to on the ground in the station.

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