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    The Associated Press ‏@AP 1h
    UPDATE: 80 dead, 31 critically injured after Spain train crash due to high speed; 1 American among the dead: http://apne.ws/167lK0g
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    Obama sends sympathy to casualties of Spain train crash: http://bit.ly/16eBufF
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    King of Spain arrives at hospital where survivors of #Galicia train crash being treated http://bbc.in/1dXQBgo
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    BuzzFeed News ‏@BuzzFeedNews 32m
    Spanish Train Inquiry Focuses on Driver With a Taste for Speed http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/wo...-in-spain.html … pic.twitter.com/RlFYhQKy21
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    Catholic Church employee Ana Maria Cordoba from Virginia identified as American victim of Spain train crash: http://apne.ws/18GfDns -JM
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    Talking Points Memo ‏@TPM 1h
    Police lower death count in Spain crash to 78, driver detained as suspect: http://bit.ly/15k8rIT
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    http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/07/26/...50_482294.html

    TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

    Santiago train driver “should have braked four kilometers earlier”


    * Statements confirm theory that locomotive was traveling too fast
    * Authorities lower accident death toll from 80 to 78

    EL PAÍS Madrid 26 JUL 2013 - 20:48 CET

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    The driver of the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday should have begun to put the brakes on four kilometers before taking the curve where the accident happened, according to the president of state rail infrastructure company Adif, Gonzalo Ferre, who on Friday implicitly laid the blame for the deadly crash squarely at Francisco José Garzón’s door.

    In an interview with the Efe news agency, Ferre said that “four kilometers before the location of the accident, [the driver] is notified that he must reduce his speed, because as he comes out of the tunnel he has to be going at 80 [km/h].”

    Ferre also claimed that all of the safety systems on the train had worked correctly, and that the driver would have had a route map with all of the speed limits clearly marked on it. “If not,” Ferre added, “he would be just another passenger.”

    These statements appeared to confirm what security camera footage of the incident seems to show: that the train derailed due to excess speed on a sharp corner.

    However, on Friday morning, the president of the rail firm Renfe, Julio Gómez-Pomar, told TV station Antena 3 that the train driver had passed the point where the accident happened more than 60 times, and as such should have an “exhaustive” knowledge of the line.

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    Spanish train conductor charged with 79 counts of reckless homicide for deadly crash - @CNNBRK http://bit.ly/1bz0Vjg

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    The Associated Press ‏@AP 16m
    BREAKING: Investigators: Driver was on phone at time of Spain train crash, going at 95 mph.

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    BuzzFeed News ‏@BuzzFeedNews 29m
    Driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing 79, ignored 3 warnings to reduce speed before the crash, investigators said Friday. (@AP)

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