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Bus driver's haste derails train, leaves 7 dead, 162 hurt

At least seven people were killed in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires on Tuesday, in a rush-hour crash involving two passenger trains and a bus whose driver allegedly drove around barriers in an attempt to beat them across the tracks.

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A wounded passenger is removed from a train after it crashed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Police said 162 people were injured, many seriously, and they were taken to at least seven hospitals around Buenos Aires, some by helicopter. Officials warned the death toll could rise.

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Rescuers work at the site of a train derailment.

"Doctors have confirmed the deaths of seven people, but there still isn't a definitive toll of the victims," federal police spokesman Fernando Sostre told the AFP news agency.

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Rescuers work at the site of a train derailment after two suburban commuter trains collided with a bus in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The rush-hour crash involved two passenger trains and a bus whose driver drove around barriers in an attempt to beat them across the tracks, Argentine authorities said. Continue reading...

The death toll stands at seven but is expected to rise in Buenos Aires where a bus collided with trains after the driver allegedly drove around barriers to beat the trains across the tracks. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.