Alpha / Accident: CDOS updates balance with two dead and 43 injured, seven of whom are serious

The latest balance sheet of the accident with the Alfa Pendular train reports two fatalities and 43 injured, seven of whom are in serious condition, said a source from the Coimbra District Operations Command (CDOS).

In information provided to the Lusa agency at 8:10 pm, the CDOS signaled the existence of 169 unharmed victims, in addition to two dead (the only occupants of a railway work machine from Infrastructures of Portugal) and 43 injured, seven of whom were serious, in a total of 214 people involved in the railway accident.

Already in a data update communicated to Lusa at 21:00, the Hospital and University Center of Coimbra (CHUC) indicated that it had received 28 wounded, two of which were serious and the other two very serious.

One of the most serious cases (polytrauma), which was taken to the emergency operating room, is the driver of the Alfa Pendular.

Of the remaining 24 injured referred by CHUC, all minor, 21 were admitted to the Hospitals of the University of Coimbra (HUC, where the four seriously injured are also) and the remaining three – a 06 year old girl, and a 16 year old girl and boy years – were assisted at the Pediatric Hospital.

For its part, the public relations office of the Figueira da Foz District Hospital (HDFF), in information made available at 20:01, said it had received six minor injuries, “all adults, conscious and under observation”.

Among the six wounded who were admitted to HDFF included a couple (a 71-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman) and another 36-year-old man.

The accident, for which the alert was given at 15:30, resulted from the derailment of an Alfa Pendular train, on the North line, after colliding with a work machine from Infrastructures of Portugal, near the village of Soure, more specifically near the town of Matas, in the Center region.

JLS (JGA) // ROC

Lusa / End

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