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Passenger train derails in Spain, killing 2

  • CORRECTS DATE  - Emergency personnel attend the scene after a passenger train traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal, derailed in O Porrino,  in Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing  and injuring people, authorities said Friday Sept. 9, 2016. The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks. Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.(AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

    CORRECTS DATE - Emergency personnel attend the scene after a passenger train traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal, derailed in O Porrino, in Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing and injuring people, authorities said Friday Sept. 9, 2016. The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks. Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.(AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS DATE  Emergency personnel attend the scene of a passenger train traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal, that derailed in O Porrino, in  Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing  and injuring people, authorities said  Friday, Sept. 9, 2016  . The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks. Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.(AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

    CORRECTS DATE Emergency personnel attend the scene of a passenger train traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal, that derailed in O Porrino, in Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing and injuring people, authorities said Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 . The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks. Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.(AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency personnel attend the scene after a passenger train traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal, derailed in O Porrino, in  Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing  and injuring people, authorities said Friday Sept. 9, 2016 . The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks. Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.(AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

    Emergency personnel attend the scene after a passenger train traveling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal, derailed in O Porrino, in Spain's northwestern Galicia region, killing and injuring people, authorities said Friday Sept. 9, 2016 . The train had three cars. The front one came completely off the track and hit a post next to the line, leaving it leaning to one side. The back two cars were partly off the tracks. Spanish media said the train was carrying around 60 passengers.(AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)  (The Associated Press)

Spanish authorities say a passenger train has derailed in the northwestern Galicia region, killing two people and injuring several others.

The Galician regional government said the accident Friday occurred at 9:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) in Porrino, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Madrid.

It said emergency services dispatched doctors on helicopters to the scene.

The train was travelling from Vigo to Porto, in neighboring Portugal.