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World Briefing / Cuba

At least 3 killed in train collision

February 08, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Two passenger trains collided in central Cuba, killing at least three people and injuring 93, state media reported.

Authorities were investigating why the eastbound and westbound trains made contact as they passed each other on parallel tracks about 8:30 a.m. near the city of Sibanicu in Camaguey province, according to the online edition of Adelante, the province's state-controlled newspaper.

The impact knocked some of the cars from the tracks. Two of the injured were in serious condition, according to state television.

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