Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Santiago Train Crash 4

Dear me. Just heard Santiago de Compostela referred to as a 'village', on BBC. In fact, it's the capital of the Galicia region, with a population of 96,000.

The President of the national train operator (RENFE) has said there were no technical problems with the train. It had passed a technical examination only yesterday morning, before it left Madrid. More evidence, I guess, that it was human error - on the part of the driver - which caused the horrendous tragedy.

1 comment:

Perry said...

This report contains trackside video footage of the train at the indtant of derailing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23448002

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