80 dead in Spain crash; video catches train’s final moments


Santiago de Compostela, Spain (CNN) — The train races into view, and in the space of a heartbeat, the cars derail and crash into a wall of concrete, flipping onto their sides and skidding along the track with terrifying speed and force.

Security footage shows the horror of the moment an express train derailed as it hurtled around a curve in northwestern Spain on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the Spanish government in the Galicia region, speaking on routine condition of anonymity, confirmed 80 people have died in the crash.

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Two freight trains collide in Missouri, bringing down overpass

(Reuters) – Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said.

Two freight trains that collided at a rail intersection, collapsing an overpass in Missouri May 25, 2013, are pictured in this photo courtesy of KFVS12. Mike Mohundro of KFVS12-Handout via Reuters


Two freight trains that collided at a rail intersection, collapsing an overpass in Missouri May 25, 2013, are pictured in this photo courtesy of KFVS12. Mike Mohundro of KFVS12-Handout via Reuters

None of the seven people hurt in the fiery crash – two train workers and five people who had been in two cars on the overpass – suffered life-threatening injuries, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a statement.

 

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