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SPAIN Derailed Train Was Speeding Oscar Corral/EPA, via Landov

Derailed Train Was Speeding

Spain's transportation secretary said Thursday that a passenger train that derailed Wednesday was traveling too fast, giving credence to media reports that suggested it might have been moving at as much as twice the speed limit around a curve. The derailment, one of the worst in Spanish history, left 78 people dead and 140 injured. The train was arriving at Santiago de Compostela, ahead of a major Christian festival in the religious city. Passenger cars were toppled on their sides, and one was torn open.

Shocking footage has surfaced of Wednesday's disastrous train crash in Spain.

July 25, 2013 7:36 AM