Five Americans Killed In Massive Train Derailment In Spain (VIDEO)


At least five Americans were killed in a deadly train crash in Spain on Wednesday night.

According to the most recent reports, 80 people were killed and more than 100 people were injured.

Two investigations into one of the worst rail disasters in European history are currently underway. It is believed that speed was a factor.

As a result of the crash, 95 people are still hospitalized - with 36 of them currently in critical condition. At least four of the victims who are still in the hospital are children. Video analysis of the crash indicates that the train may have been traveling at twice the speed limit for the stretch of track where it derailed.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has declared three days of official mourning for all of Spain following his visit to the Santiago de Compostela hospital,

"In the face of a tragedy such as just happened in Santiago de Compostela on the eve of its big day, I can only express my deepest sympathy as a Spaniard and a Galician," Prime Minister Rajoy wrote in written statement late Wednesday.

Authorities are working on the assumption that the derailment was an accident. It is being reported that one of the investigations involves the train’s conductor.

"We heard a massive noise and we went down the tracks. I helped getting a few injured and bodies out of the train. I went into one of the cars but I'd rather not tell you what I saw there," said Ricardo Martinez, a 47-year old baker from Santiago de Compostela, MSN News reported.

A video of the crash is below:

Sources: MSN NewsMSN Now


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