A softening of the ceiling at the Praça de Espanha metro station in Lisbon stopped the blue line this Tuesday. The accident caused four minor injuries, according to statements by an INEM source to Diário de Notícias.
The alert was registered at 14h23. “There were two very slight injuries, who were still assisted on the spot and without needing to travel to the hospital, and two other slightly injured people, who were referred to the hospital,” confirmed the source.
The victims who were transported to the hospital are a man of 27, security guard from Metro de Lisboa, who suffered a trauma to his upper limb from the glass of a carriage door to get passengers out, and a 54-year-old woman who presented a picture of an anxiety crisis. Two women, 25 and 26 years old, were assisted at the site because they were also having an anxiety attack.
Although it is not known what the cause of the accident, works are underway in the area of Praça de Espanha that may be the cause of the situation.
The Blue Line of the Lisbon Metro will be closed to the public for “one to two days”, and replacement transport will be provided by Carris, according to statements by Carlos Costa, Councilor for Sport, Urban Hygiene and Civil Protection at the Lisbon City Council, to the journalists present at the site.
news updated at 16h37