69 dead in Spanish train derailment

At least 69 people died when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain on Wednesday.

  • Published: 25/07/2013 at 09:43 AM
  • Newspaper section: news

Rescuers tend to a victim next to a derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 69 people died when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain on Wednesday.

The president of the regional government of Galicia Alberto Nunez Feijoo initially told public television that between 45 and 50 people had been killed in the crash.

The toll from a train wreck in northwestern Spain later rose to 69 dead and 143 injured.

Rescue workers recovered 65 bodies from the wreckage of the train which derailed late Wednesday near Santiago de Compostela, and four more victims died later in hospital, a spokesman for the regional judiciary said, adding that some carriages were yet to be searched.


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