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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish train crash driver held and accused of 'recklessness'

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 10:11am by Reuters in Santiago de Compostela

    ... Reuters in Santiago de Compostela Spanish train crash driver under police guard in hospital Train crash driver held and accused of 'recklessness' Spanish police have detained the driver of a speeding train that crashed in the nation's deadliest rail disaster in decades, accusing him of criminal recklessness. The country was in mourning after Wednesday's tragedy, ...

  2. News - World - SPAIN

    Black box data confirms that Spanish train was running too fast

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Black box data confirms train that derailed in Spain, killing 79 people, was going way too fast Train 99km/hover limit at time of fatal crash A Spanish train ... Otherwise I would not have been so crazy as not to brake" earlier. Railway officials say the track where the train crashed was not equipped with the automatic braking systems in place on some ...

  3. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish train driver 'talking on phone' at time of crash

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Madrid Train driver Francisco Garzon was talking to state rail operator Renfe at time of crash, say investigators The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone with state train operator Renfe at the time of the accident, a court said on Tuesday after analysing the train’s data recording devices. ...

  4. News - World - SPAIN

    Driver of derailed Spanish train charged with 79 counts of homicide

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 08:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Santiago de Compostela, Spain The driver of a Spanish high-speed train that derailed and killed 79 people was released pending trial on charges of reckless homicide, a judge ... after walking the famous Camino de Santiago ancient pilgrimage trail. A week of concerts and other cultural events were cancelled after the train crash on the eve of the festival. On Sunday, ...

  5. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain orders review of rail safety after deadly crash

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... the section of the track where the train crashed was a conventional line that used a less sophisticated safety system that stops trains only if they are travelling at over 200 kph. The president of state train company Renfe, Julio Gomez-Pomar, told the parliamentary panel on Thursday that the crew had not reported any problems with the train before the crash. “We are committed to finding ...

  6. News - World

    Driver in Spain train disaster faces charges as country mourns

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 05:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Spain

    ... photographs of the man they identified as Garzon after the crash, with blood covering the right side of his face. Leading Spanish newspaper El Pais said the driver of the train had been unable ... But the secretary general of Spain’s train drivers’ union, Juan Jesus Garcia Fraile, told public radio that the system was not in place at the crash site. It was Spain’s deadliest rail accident since 1944 ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    Probe of deadly Spain crash focuses on train speed

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 04:34pm by Associated Press in Santiago de Compostela

    ... for the AVEs, and they travel at a maximum speed of 220 kph (137 mph) on normal-gauge rails. Other Spanish train calamities include a 1944 accident involving three trains that crashed in a tunnel. ... was the train moving so fast? An American passenger on the train told The Associated Press he saw a monitor screen inside his car clocking the speed at 194 kph (121 mph) just before the crash — more ...

  8. News - World - DERAILMENT

    Spain in mourning after Galicia rail disaster claims 78 lives

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the mayhem Spain in mourning after disaster Near a bend in the track on the outskirts of the Spanish pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela lie the twisted, gutted shells of the train carriages. ... of the drivers who was trapped in the cab of the train reportedly told railway officials by radio soon after the crash that the train had taken the curve at 190km/h. The speed limit on that section ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Driver faces probe after 80 killed in Spain train crash

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Santiago de Compostela Driver investigated, speeding said to be cause after tragedy claims 80 lives on eve of religious festival Police took the driver of a Spanish train ... Video: Footage captured by a security camera shows the speeding train derail at a curve The source had knowledge of the official investigation into a crash which brought misery to Santiago ...

  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Train with remains of MH17 crash victims arrives in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:41am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Torez, Reuters in Kharkiv Bodies leave Ukraine war zone as truce called at MH17 crash site A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight ... of the remains after they were left rotting in the summer sun for days before being unceremoniously loaded onto the train wagons. The Netherlands – which lost 193 people in the crash – has been handed ...




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