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Train derailment in Spain kills dozens

A train derailment in northwest Spain has killed at least 77 people. The accident took place near the city of Santiago de Compostela, where the train carrying at least 200 passengers from Madrid to Ferrol in the Galicia region came off the tracks.

Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
A picture taken on July 24, 2013 shows derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Between 45 and 50 people died when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain today, the president of the regional government of Galicia said. The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
Rescuers work at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 35 people died and 200 people were injured when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain today, the president of the regional government of Galicia said. The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
A picture taken on July 24, 2013 shows derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Between 45 and 50 people died when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain today, the president of the regional government of Galicia said. The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
Spanish police officers walk next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela early on July 25, 2013. A train hurtled off the tracks in northwestern Spain on July 24 killing 60 passengers and injuring around 130 others, a spokesman for the central government representative in the region said. The train, carrying at least 200 passengers, had left Madrid and was heading for the northwestern town of Ferrol as the Galicia region was preparing celebrations in honour of its patron saint James. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
Rescuers tend to a victim next to a derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 35 people died and 200 people were injured when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain today, the president of the regional government of Galicia said. The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
Rescuers tend to victims next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. Between 45 and 50 people died when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain today, the president of the regional government of Galicia said. The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
Rescuers work at the site of a train accident as the bodies of the victims, covered with blankets, lie on the ground, near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 35 people died and 200 people were injured when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain today, the president of the regional government of Galicia said. The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol. (AFP/Getty Images)
Train derailment in Spain kills dozens
Rescuers, forensics and police officers stand at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 25, 2013. A train hurtled off the tracks on July 24, 2013 in northwest Spain killing at least 77 passengers and injuring more than 140, an official said today, the country's deadliest rail disaster in more than 40 years. (AFP/Getty Images)