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July 25th, 2013 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP July 25, 2013 @ 3:33 am

How fast was the train going before it derailed? “Twice the speed limit?”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/10201311/Train-in-Spanish-crash-was-travelling-at-twice-the-speed-limit.html

Train in Spanish crash was ‘travelling at twice the speed limit’

The train that derailed in Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening killing 77 people and leaving more than a hundred injured was reportedly travelling at more than twice the speed limit.

By Fiona Govan, Madrid

8:53AM BST 25 Jul 2013

 

“The carriages careened off the tracks at a curve approaching the station at Santiago where the limit is set at 80 km per hour (50mph).

But one of the drivers has admitted that the train took the curve at a speed of around 190km per hour……”



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