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    Exclamation Major train derailment in NW Spain. Multiple casualties reported.

    Twitter: WARNING! Graphic photos...

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    BREAKING: Major train derailment in NW Spain. Multiple casualties reported. (photo: @alenperz)

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    Up to 10 people reportedly dead after train derails in NW Spain, @NinaBStevens and @SkyNewsAust report.
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    Deaths reported as train derails outside city in northern Spain - @Reuters http://bit.ly/16a9hGW
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    At least 10 reported killed as carriages overturn & rip open in train crash in #Galicia, NW Spain http://bbc.in/19iFCRk
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    Oh, no! Those photos are tragic.
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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/ma...ls-at-least-20

    Massive Train Accident In Spain Kills At Least 20
    At least 20 are reported dead and 50 injured following a major train derailment in Northwest Spain. [WARNING: Graphic Images]
    posted on July 24, 2013 at 4:55pm EDT

    (includes brief video of the aftermath)

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    Live coverage from the train crash in Spain [WARNING: GRAPHIC] http://www.rtve.es/noticias/directo/canal-24h/
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    That is horrible.
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    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0724/464...n-train-crash/

    At least 35 killed and 50 injured in Spain train crash
    Updated: 22:55, Wednesday, 24 July 2013

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    At least 35 people were killed and 50 injured when a train derailed on the outskirts of the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.

    Spain’s state rail company Renfe said the train was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol with 218 passengers and crew on board when it derailed.

    Bodies covered in blankets lay next to carriages as smoke billowed from the wreckage a few hundred metres away from the entrance to the city's main station.

    The train derailed on the eve of the ancient city's main Christian festival when thousands of pilgrims travel in to pack the streets.

    "It was going so quickly ... It seems that on a curve the train started to twist, and the wagons piled up one on top of the other," one passenger told Cadena Ser radio station.

    Another witness told the radio station she had heard an explosion before seeing the derailed train.

    The Spanish government's main working hypothesis concerning the derailment is that it was an accident.

    But the crash will stir memories of 2004's Madrid train bombing that killed 191 people.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was due to visit the site tomorrow morning.
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    It´s the worst train accident in Spain. Right now 37 persons are reported dead, 50 injured, and it´s said they are still trying to rescue people from some wagons that are in a very bad condition

    There was a lot of people in that train. Tomorrow is the main holiday in Galicia (a Northwest region of Spain), and the accident happened just before entering Santiago de Compostela, Galicia capital, where probably most of them would have left the train.

    I´m really disgusted with the Spanish press that is showing a lot of photos of the victims covered by blankets, without any respect for their families and friends.
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    How tragic and awful!
    I hope that the death toll will not rise further.
    My sympathies to all affected.

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    The numbers just keep getting worse...

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    At least 45 killed as train derails in Spain http://bit.ly/13bK6Re
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    The Jerusalem Post ‏@Jerusalem_Post 15m
    At least 56 dead after train derails in Spain http://bit.ly/1bOL8vP
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    This is just just a devastating accident. My thoughts go out to all those families with dead and injured relatives.
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    WOW! Just WOW! Yet another fatal train derailment in as many months. My thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.
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    Worse and worse...

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    At least 77 killed in Spain train derailment, spokeswoman for high court says - @BloombergNews http://bloom.bg/144thPv

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    This is terribly sad.

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    5 Americans injured in Spain train crash, State Department spokeswoman confirms to @CBSNews http://cbsn.ws/13H7cUb
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    Video: CCTV video shows Spain train crash http://bit.ly/13dv51s

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    Just saw the video of the train crashing and I'm left shaking a bit. Disturbing to say the least. If there weren't any malfunctions of the operating system or kinks in the rails, the train conductor is in big trouble for speeding. So sad.

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    Train derailed in Spain traveling at up to 180 mph, El Pais reports. The speed limit on the curve where the accident occurred is 80 mph.
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    Death toll from train crash in #Galicia rises to at least 80 http://bbc.in/14LXsKj
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    My sympathy to all the families affected by this awful tragedy.

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    One of the drivers has bragged in the past about speeding



    'What joy to set police speed guns off': Spanish driver whose derailed train killed at least 80 people while travelling at 120mph in 50mph zone posted boasting Facebook photo of speedometer
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    They are showing a security video of the accident. It is just so creepy to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassafras View Post
    One of the drivers has bragged in the past about speeding

    'What joy to set police speed guns off': Spanish driver whose derailed train killed at least 80 people while travelling at 120mph in 50mph zone posted boasting Facebook photo of speedometer


    Not saying that I'm a saint - I speed too, but 120mph in a 50mph zone is criminally negligent. And I wouldn't dare if I had hundreds of people in my charge.
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