Americans, Briton among those injured in Spain train disaster

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (right) and Galicia's regional President Alberto Nunez Feijoo (second right) visit the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Some Americans and a Briton were
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (right) and Galicia's regional President Alberto Nunez Feijoo (second right) visit the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Some Americans and a Briton were among the people injured after a train derailed in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia, according to the United States and British embassies in Madrid. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (REUTERS) - Some Americans and a Briton were among the people injured after a train derailed in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia, according to the United States and British embassies in Madrid.

"We are currently gathering information about the accident and are in touch with families of some injured American citizens," said US Charge d'Affaires Luis Moreno in written statement posted on the US embassy website.

A spokesman for the British embassy said he was aware of one Briton being injured. He declined to give further details on the injured man's condition.