Languages
Page last updated at 19:41 GMT, Thursday, 4 September 2008 20:41 UK

Angry commuters torch train

Advertisement

Outraged commuters in Argentina have set fire to a train, because they were angry about morning rush hour delays.

Images of the charred train at Merlo station, in the west of the capital, Buenos Aires, have appeared on Argentine television.

At nearby Castelar, passengers hurled stones at the ticket office and blocked the rails.

Argentina's dilapidated rail services are plagued by delays and many passengers said this latest round, caused by a broken down train, had cost them a day's work.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific