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Originally posted by intergalactic fire
reply to post by smurfy
And why is it that only one wagon catched fire? Another wagon flied and ended up on a sort of bridge or road 5 meters higher than the rails.
Just saw an interview with an eyewitness saying he heard an explosion and saw a part of the train jumping, flying, which after that it derailededit on 24-7-2013 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)
At least 45 people were killed and 70 injured when a train derailed on the outskirts of the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday in one of Europe's worst rail disasters.
The government said it was working on the hypothesis the derailment was an accident – though the scene will stir memories of 2004's Madrid train bombing, carried out by Islamists, that killed 191 people. The train operated by state rail company Renfe with 247 people on board derailed on the eve of the ancient city's main festival when thousands of Christian pilgrims travel in to pack the streets.
The crash happened a day before the city's main festival focused on St James, one of Jesus's 12 disciples whose remains are said to rest in the city. The apostle's shrine there is the destination of the famous El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, followed by Christians since the Middle Ages.
Originally posted by goou111
reply to post by Senduko
I mean really how many times have you hard about deadly train wrecks? Prior to this year..
Honestly, I can't think of any
Originally posted by stumason
It does always amaze me how people leap to such conclusions based on nothing more than what would appear to be a desire to have some attack or other horrid conspiracy having taken place.
Train accidents happen, quite frequently. After all, it is a giant, powerful machine perched on nothing more than 6 inch wide bits of steel, which do wear away/break and require constant maintenance. Looking at the train itself, it would appear to be one that is relatively high-speed, so even the slightest warp or kink in the rail would be enough to send it spinning through the air.
Maybe we should at least save the speculation until we have more info and at least until they've got the bodies out the wreck....
Originally posted by geobro
the news in the u.k is saying that the explosion was heard before the crash
One passenger on the train, Sergio Prego, told SER radio station he was lucky to get out of the train alive.
"The train was going at a very fast speed and on the curve it went off the tracks and it overturned. We were the lucky ones that were able to get out on our own feet.
Originally posted by Bluesma
Last week when the train derailed in Paris, reports said it was caused purposely- it was a terrorist attack of some kind. Something fairly small was put on the track, which caused the high speed train to derail.
Now, I wasn't paying a lot of attention, I was in the middle of an intense workweek, and did not watch any television. I was limited to hearing what my husband and collegues were telling me, and the reports on the car radio.