Spain train driver charged

2013-07-27 13:46
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Antonio Hernandez, AP)

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Antonio Hernandez, AP)

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Spain train crash footage

2013-07-25 15:01

Watch Spain's deadly train crash in this video which shows the moment the express train derailed in northwestern Spain. WATCH

Santiago de Compostela - The driver of a speeding train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain was detained for "reckless homicide", Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said on Saturday.

"He has been detained since 7:40pm [19:40] on Thursday for the alleged crimes of reckless homicide," the minister told a news conference in the north-western city of Santiago de Compostela where the accident happened.

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