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Barcelona commuter train derails, at least one dead

CNN logo CNN 2018-11-20 By Euan McKirdy and Natalie Gallón, CNN
Photos posted on the regional fire brigade's Twitter account show the train derailment. © Catalonia Fire Brigade Photos posted on the regional fire brigade's Twitter account show the train derailment.

At least one person was killed and six injured when a commuter train carrying around 150 people was derailed near the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials said early Tuesday morning.

Catalonia Civil Protection tweeted that a landslide in the village of Vacarisses, about an hour and half northwest of the Catalan capital, caused the passenger train to derail.

The train and its carriages have now been completely evacuated, the fire department tweeted.

The emergency services' command center near the train derailment. © Catalonia Fire Brigade The emergency services' command center near the train derailment.

The train derailed between Can Serra and Poligon Can Torrella, according to authorities.

Eleven ambulances have been deployed to the scene, and three of the injured taken to hospital in Barcelona, according to the agency.

Images shared by the regional fire department showed the train sitting skewed and at an angle off the train tracks.

Developing story, more to come.

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