| GEO World|
| Spanish train kills 12 trying to cross track|
| Updated at: 0841 PST, Thursday, June 24, 2010|
MADRID: Twelve people were killed when a high-speed train slammed into them as they tried to cross a railway track near Barcelona, Spanish media reported on Thursday.
Seventeen people were injured in the accident at about 11:30p.m. (2130 GMT) on Wednesday as the group of mostly young people were on their way to celebrate the annual Saint John's Day summer festival.
Three of the injured were in critical condition, Spanish radio station said. Dozens of people had been attempting to cross the track at an unauthorised point instead of using an underpass on the line between Barcelona and Alicante.