Seven killed after train collides with auto in Chile

Seven people were killed Sunday after a freight train smashed into a car that had become stranded on the tracks in southern Chile, officials said.

AFP| Updated: Feb 08, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

 Santiago: Seven people were killed Sunday after a freight train smashed into a car that had become stranded on the tracks in southern Chile, officials said.

Police said five adults and two children, all occupants of the vehicle, were killed in the accident in Chile`s Maule region, some 260 kilometers (420 miles) south of Santiago.

Authorities said that in addition to the dead, one young child was seriously injured in the accident and is being treated in hospital.

There were no casualties reported aboard the train, officials said.