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July 25, 2013

Update: Spain derailment death toll rises to 80, investigations launched

Wikimedia Commons photo by Glucke

Wikimedia Commons photo by Glucke

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — CNN reported that the death toll in the train derailment near Santiago de Compostela, Spain has risen to 80, up from 56, as METRO Magazine and other news outlets previously reported. For the full story, click here.

LONDON — The Los Angeles Times reported that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations into the train derailment. About 140 people were reported injured.  

Investigators are considering driver error as a possible cause of the train jumping off the tracks at high speed. The AP reported that the Spanish Interior Ministry has ruled out terrorism. For the full story, click here.



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  • Wade Greene[ July 25th, 2013 @ 11:18am ]

    The photograph accompanying this article shows a high-speed AVE train, which is not the type of train that crashed, although it was traveling on a line used by AVE trains. Presumably the rolling stock in use was not equipped with an automatic speed control that newer high-speed stock would have.

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