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Survivor recounts Spanish train disaster

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 - 01:14

Days after a high-speed train derailed in northern Spain killing 78, one survivor says his family is still haunted by the disaster. Andrew Raven reports.

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Daniel Castro and his family are among the lucky ones. They survived a train crash in northern Spain last week that killed 78. After picking up their luggage from this police station, Castro said his family is still haunted by the disaster. SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) TRAIN CRASH SURVIVOR, DANIEL CASTRO, SAYING: "My boy has difficulty sleeping and doesn't want to be alone. My baby daughter can't easily let us know how she feels, but she can't stand loud noises and we can't raise our voices." The crash - seen here on security footage - was Spain's deadliest rail accident in decades. The driver - Francisco Garzon - has been arrested on charges of reckless homicide. On Sunday, a judge investigating the case was expected to question the 52-year-old, who was hospitalised after the crash. He's looking into allegations that the train was driving far too fast as it took a curve on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela. His is one of two official investigations into the disaster; the government is heading the other.

Survivor recounts Spanish train disaster

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 - 01:14

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