Rescue workers stand at the site of a train crash in Granja do Ulmeiro.

Lisbon -

Fifteen people were injured when two trains collided late on Monday near Coimbra in central Portugal, emergency services said.

Portuguese media and rescuers said a train linking Lisbon to the major northern city of Oporto smashed into the back of a regional train near the town of Alfarelos.

The victims were rushed to a hospital in Coimbra.

Railway traffic between the capital and Oporto was disrupted. - Sapa-AFP