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

Posted on July 25, 2013

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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