Vehicle Accident in Spain on November 29 2017 11:39 AM (UTC).
Up to 30 people have been injured after a train which started its journey in the Costa del Sol city of Malaga derailed in southern Spain. The accident happened around 10.20am close to Arahal, near the train's final destination in Seville. Official reports say up to 30 have been injured. However, emergency services have put the figure at 21. Pictures from the scene show walking wounded leaving the derailed train carriage. It was raining heavily when the accident happened. Train operator ADIF initirally said there were at leave seven casualties and three of the injured were serious. Emergency services are evacuating the train with the help of a helicopter. It tweeted: "The service between the stations of El Sorbito and Arahal has been suspended because of a train derailing, caused by adverse meteorologic conditions." It is understood the third carriage on the train was the one that derailed, atthough it is not believed to have overturned. A local emergency services coordinator confirmed the seven injuries, saying: "Seven people have been injured, three seriously, when a train derailed on the passenger line from Malaga to Seville near the town of Arahal." The helicopter is helping out because road access to the scene of the accident is difficult. Farmers are also said to be participating in the rescue operation. The nationalities of those hurt has not yet been revealed.