Derailed Train Was Speeding

    Image #: 23442612    epa03800003 General view of the train accident of a train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol which was  derailed close to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain on 24 July 2013. No details of fatalities or injuries have been made availble by the train operatives.  EPA/OSCAR CORRAL /LANDOV

    Oscar Corral/EPA, via Landov

    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.

    Ahead of tragic crash that killed 78.

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

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