Train Derails In Spain, At Least 60 Were Killed

Dozens were killed and injured when a train derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, state media and witnesses said.  "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," passenger Ricardo Montesco told Cadena Ser radio station. (Reuters

Dozens were killed and injured when a train derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, state media and witnesses said. “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,” passenger Ricardo Montesco told Cadena Ser radio station. (Reuters

A train derailed outside the ancient north western Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday.

60 people were killed in the accident while 131 others were injured.

247 people were on board of the train when it derailed at about 8:41 p.m..

The operator of the train is the state rail company, Renfe while state-owned Adif is in charge of the tracks

Renfe said in a statement that the eight-carriage train was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol on the Galician coast when it derailed.

It was one of the worst rail accidents in Europe over the past 25 years.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the tragedy and an official source said that sabotage or attack was unlikely to be involved.

El Pais newspaper cited sources close to the investigation as saying the train was travelling at over twice the speed limit on a sharp curve.

On Friday July 12, 2013, 6 people were killed in another train accident in France.

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