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Argentines Point Fingers in Deadly Bus-Train Crash

A wounded passenger is carried out a train after it crashed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. At least seven people were killed and at least 162 injured in a rush-hour crash Tuesday involving two passenger trains and a bus whose driver drove around barriers in an attempt to beat them across the tracks, Argentine authorities said.

A wounded passenger is carried out a train after it crashed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. At least seven people were killed and at least 162 injured in a rush-hour crash Tuesday involving two passenger trains and a bus whose driver drove around barriers in an attempt to beat them across the tracks, Argentine authorities said.  (AP2011)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentines are pointing fingers after a bus and train collision killed 11 people and injured more than 200.

A police camera shows a garbage truck broke the end of the railroad crossing barrier hours before Tuesday's pre-dawn crash.

It also shows that a security guard advising drivers when it was safe to cross left his position minutes before the accident, and that someone then stuck a pole in the barrier to keep it from blocking traffic.

Trains spokesman Gustavo Gago told the Todo Noticias channel Wednesday that the guard worked for a contractor repairing the rails. His replacement didn't show up on time, but Gago blames the bus driver for ignoring flashing lights and a ringing bell warning of the oncoming train.