80 People Dead In Spain Train Derailment, Speed Likely A Factor | Talking Points Memo

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 Thursday.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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