Updated: 28/07/17 : 13:02:20
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World :: Barcelona train buffer crash leaves dozens injured

At least 54 people were injured after a train crash at a station in Barcelona, emergency officials said Friday.

The crash occurred at Francia station in the center of the city during the morning rush hour.

According to reports, the train didn't slow down when it entered the station, subsequently colliding with the buffers at the end of the platform. Images on social media appeared to show the aftermath of the collision.

There were no deaths reported.

The Catalan regional emergency services said one person was seriously injured and the rest, including the driver, treated for minor injuries, following the accident at Francia station on the northern side of the city.

Initially, the services had said five people had been seriously injured, among them the driver. Train services were not interrupted.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.