80 dead in Spain train crash blamed on high speed

80 dead in Spain train crash blamed on high speed

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) - A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks like dominos, killing 80 people, according to eyewitness accounts and video footage obtained today. An Associated Press analysis of video images suggests that the train may have been traveling at twice the speed limit for that stretch of track.

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