RAILWAY HORROR: Tourist rushed to hospital in Mallorca after being hit by a train

CONSELL STATION: The injured female was taken to hospital in ‘a serious condition’. Photo: Joerg Seidel

A SPANISH tourist visiting Mallorca was rushed to Son Espases Hospital on Sunday evening after being hit by a train.

At around 6.30pm, the 63 year-old woman, from Barcelona, reportedly fell onto the railway line at Consell station, just as a train was arriving.

Emergency services despatched to the scene carried out resuscitation techniques, and the injured female was taken to hospital in ‘a serious condition’. The train driver was also treated for shock.

The Guardia Civil has launched an investigating into the circumstances. According to sources, one theory is that the woman may have fainted seconds before the incident. Another is that she could have been blown onto the track by a strong gust of wind.

At the time of going to press, a hospital spokesperson confirmed ‘the woman remains in a critical condition’. There are reports she has had to have a leg amputated and has ‘serious head injuries’.

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