Deadly train crash in north-west Spain leaves four dead

    Deadly train crash in north-west Spain leaves four dead

    Sept.9, O Porrino: At least three people were killed when a train derailed near O Porrino in north-western Spain on Friday.

    About 60 passengers were on the Portuguese train when it derailed at 09:30 (07:30 GMT) near the town's station, El Pais news website reported. One carriage came off the tracks completely, the other two partially.

    Emergency workers are at the scene. The crash was at O Porrino near the Galician city of Vigo, north of Portugal.

    In July 2013 Spain suffered one of its worst train crashes in the same region, when a high-speed train derailed near Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people and injuring some 170. The driver failed to brake in time before a bend.

    In Friday's crash the train apparently hit part of a bridge near a bend, El Pais reported.

    The Portuguese driver was among the three killed. The train operator is Comboios de Portugal and the train was travelling on the Vigo-Oporto route. The number of injured is not yet clear, though El Pais said many people managed to walk off the damaged train, BBC news reported.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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