BUENOS AIRES — Pope Francis sent a letter offering his continued condolences to the mother of one of the victims of a 2012 Argentina train crash that killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more.
According to the Argentina Catholic Information Agency (AICA), the letter was read during a recent ceremony at the station where the accident occurred, marking the anniversary of the tragedy.
The accident took place Feb. 22, 2012, when the brakes failed on a train arriving at a Buenos Aires train station, causing it to crash into the platform.
The eight-car train was carrying more than 1,200 passengers. Fifty-two people died, and 702 were injured in the accident.
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