A goods train derails in Lalín, Pontevedra

And freight train non-hazardous, which covered the route Santiago-Ourensederailed after encountering a landslide on the track and ended up colliding against the pillar of a bridge. The machinist was injured of a mild nature and, according to Renfe sources have reported to Europa Press, he is "fine" after having done some tests in a hospital.

According to the information provided by 112, the locomotive and several wagons, which were not carrying any material at the time, were tipped to the side, while the engineer was able to get out with the help of the Silleda fire brigade, who did not have to use the release material. The victim had no serious injuries.

The event occurred after nine in the morning. Specifically, around 09:15 a.m., the Adif Security Center informed 112 that a freight train had suffered an accident near Lalinin the direction of Ourense.

In relation to the event, from Adif they have specified that the accident occurred between Lalín-O Irixo, at 09:10, "due to the winding of a landslide"affecting the locomotive, two leading cars and the first bogie of the third car.


After what happened, the driver of the convoy remained conscious at all times and the emergency services told him not to leave the cabin until they arrived at the scene. He was, however, according to 112, dazed from a blow to the head after the accident. At around 9:48 a.m., according to Adif, he was already evacuated.

Too a private person who was in the area called the emergency service to warn of what happened. In this regard, from Renfe they have specified that the locomotive and the first two wagons left the rail.

Personnel from Galician Health Emergencies-061the Civil Guardlos Silleda fire brigadethe GES of Lalín, the Local police and members of the Municipal Service of Civil Protection of Lalín and the staff of Adif emergencies.

For the moment, the emergency services continue working at the place where the event occurred to remove the damaged machine from the road.

On January 18, a train derailment also occurred, in this case in Silleda (Pontevedra)without injuries and due to a landslide and stones.