At least three people were killed and 315 others injured when two trains collided Thursday morning outside Argentina's capital, officials said. The causes of the accident are yet to be determined and have already triggered controversy giving the poor conditions of the Argentine railway system.
Argentina expropriated a cargo railway concession from Brazil’s All America Latina Logistica, ALL, and a tourist train concession, citing non-compliance with contractual agreements. ALL operated the railways between Mendoza province and the Rosario port as well as the railway between Misiones province and the Buenos Aires port since 1999.
On the first anniversary of Buenos Aires city worst train accident that left 51 people dead at the downtown Once station, families and friends of the victims held a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives and called for justice as they targeted Government officials from the administration of President Cristina Fernandez.
Relatives of the victims of Buenos Aires busiest railway station tragedy confirmed a demonstration at Plaza de Mayo for Friday to mark the first anniversary of the accident, February 22, 2012, and in which 51 people perished and over 700 were injured.
Argentina’s Security Secretary Sergio Berni admitted that the sudden murder of Leonardo Andrada, a key witness in last year’s major rail tragedy investigation, was “suspicious.”
Argentina's government on Thursday revoked the commuter railway concession for a company whose train crashed in February, killing 51 people and injuring 703.