Dozens killed in Spain train accident

July 25th, 2013
2013-07-25 Vatican Radio
       
 
 
It was Spain’s deadliest train accident since 1972, when a train collided with a bus in south-western Spain, killing 86 people and injuring 112. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was heading Thursday to the scene of the crash. He was born in Santiago de Compostela, where officials cancelled ceremonies for its annual religious festival that attracts tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world.
 
Rescue workers spent the night searching through toppled and smashed cars alongside the tracks at the crash site, and Pardo said it was possible that the death toll could go higher.