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Hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash

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An injured passenger is lifted from athe train wreckage by firefighters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 22, after an accident in Once train station. The city emergency service confirmed so far 550 injured and at least 40 fatal casualties when a suburban train failed to break and ran into the buffers at the railway terminus.

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Rescue workers extract a passenger from a commuter train that crashed into the Once train station at rush hour in Buenos Aires on Feb. 22. Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi confirmed that 340 people were injured and that passengers were still trapped inside after the train's brakes failed.

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Police and rescue workers surround a train that crashed at Once train station in Buenos Aires on Feb. 22. At least 340 people were injured in the accident, authorities informed.

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Rescue workers carry a passenger who was injured when a commuter train crashed into the Once train station during rush hour in Buenos Aires, Feb. 22. Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi confirmed that 340 people were injured and that passengers were still trapped inside when the train's brakes failed.

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Commuters help a passenger who was injured when a commuter train crashed into the Once train station during rush hour in Buenos Aires, Feb. 22, 2012. Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi confirmed that 340 people were injured and that passengers were still trapped inside when the train's brakes failed.

 From msnbc.com staff and news services:

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires' busy Once station Wednesday, injuring at least 340 morning commuters, Argentina's transportation secretary said.

"There are people still trapped, people alive, and there may have been fatalities. We don't know if there are dead people" in the wreckage, J.P. Schiavi told reporters at the station.

The commuter train came in too fast and hit the barrier at the end of the platform, smashing the front of the engine and crunching the first car behind it, according to reports.

Hundreds of people have been hurt after a packed train ran into a busy station in Argentina. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

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