A British man is in critical condition after a vintage steam train, known as La Trochita or the Old Patagonian Express, derailed in the Argentinian province of Rio Negro. The train was carrying 53 people, mostly American tourists, and four of them were injured and taken to different hospitals in the region. The British man initially received treatment for minor injuries but was later transferred to the Bariloche Zonal Hospital for further evaluation. However, his condition worsened, and he was admitted to the intensive care unit due to a cardiac arrhythmia. The cause of the accident is still unknown, although it is believed to be related to the tracks giving way in the terrain. La Trochita usually operates between Ingeniero Jacobacci and Ojos de Agua station, but the tourists had hired a special route to Ñorquinco. The derailment occurred in the heart of the Rio Negro steppe, an area experiencing cold temperatures and strong winds. This is not the first accident involving La Trochita, as a similar incident occurred in September on a different route. The service was suspended for 15 days for route reconditioning.
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