Latest Updates on Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Last updated 1:02 p.m. EDT July 26, 2013

At least 78 people died and 140 injured as an Alvia train run by Renfe derailed at a sharp bend near the city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.


Driver in Fatal Spanish Train Crash is Arrested, New York Times, July 26, 2013

Train driver in the fatal crash did little to hide his taste for speed.  


Spanish Train Inquiry Looks at Driver Obsessed with Speed, New York Times, July 25, 2013

Driver's Facebook page deleted late Thursday had various photos and comments that portray "a taste for speed."


Driver in Custody After 80 Killed in Spain Train CrashReuters, 2:25 p.m. EDT, July 25, 2013


Judge ordered police to put the driver in custody. There were two drivers but it was not clear which was in the hospital and under investigation.


Scores Reported Dead as Train Derails in SpainNew York Times, July 25, 2013

Rail crash leaves at least 78 dead. Ninety-five people were being treated for injuries, 36 in serious condition.


Worst Spain Train Crash in Decades Kills at Least 78, USA Today, 9:48 a.m. EDT July 25, 2013

The train have been traveling at more than twice the speed limit. Operator was going 190km/h on a section of track that has a 80km/h limit. Rail operator has not commented; report has not been confirmed.


Driver Investigated After 78 Killed in Spain Train CrashReuters, 9:34 a.m. EDT Jul 25, 2013 

Police put the driver under investigation for alledgedly goingn more than twice the speed limit.

 


Spain Derailment: Two Official Investigations Launched, LA Times, 8:06 a.m. EDT, July 25, 2013


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced there are two separate investigations, a judicial investigation as well as an investigation by the government's public works department.


Driver in Spain Train Crash Admits Going 190 kphCapital Broadcasting Network, July 25, 2013

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, a driver of the train that derailed admitted to going more than twice the speed limit.


Video Captures Spain Train Derailment, Killing 78The Hamilton Spectator, July 25, 2013

The video taken from security camera video shows the train derailing near Santiago de Compostela.

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