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Jan 6, 2015

07:53:36 GMT--Vehicle Accident - South-America - Brazil

EDIS Number: VI-20150106-46568-BRA

Date / time: 06/01/2015 07:52:41 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: South-America

Country: Brazil

State/County: State of Rio de Janeiro

Location: Mesquita

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: 140 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Large


At least 140 people have been injured when two commuter trains collided in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, according to the news website. The accident took place at approximately 8:20 pm (22:20 GMT). One of the trains had stopped at a station and was rammed from behind by another on the same track on Monday, the local media quotes Rio state Transportation chief Carlos Osorio as saying. No fatalities and serious injuries have been reported, as the train was moving at a slow pace. The injured have been taken to the four major health facilities. The accident took place in the town of Mesquita, outside Rio de Janeiro. The Agetransp-Agencia regulatory agency will carry out the investigation into the accident.

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