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Spanish media identify train crash driver

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 01:21

July 26 - Spanish newspapers identify the driver of a high-speed train that crashed on Wednesday evening, killing at least 78 people. Jessica Gray reports.

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This is the man two Spanish newspapers have identified as the driver behind a deadly train crash Wednesday evening, that killed at least 78 in the country's northwest. Fifty-two-year old Francisco Jose Garzon is currently under police guard at a local hospital and is expected to be questioned some time Friday. The state train company said Garzon was a veteran of the firm with more than a decade of driving experience. Closed circuit television shows the eight-carriage train hurtling into a concrete wall at the side of the track in Santiago de Compostela. One of Europe's worst rail accidents, the incident happened on the eve of the city's main religious holiday. That same day, families members and friends of victims visited a makeshift morgue where bodies are being held. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FRIEND OF VICTIM ALFONSO ROMERO, SAYING: "We came with a neighbour - his dad died and his mother is in the hospital." Meanwhile, train service in the area resumed on the tracks parallel to the where the accident took place, amid nerves from some passengers. Officials say 95 people are still being treated in hospital, with 32 in a serious condition.

Spanish media identify train crash driver

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 01:21

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