Monday, July 03, 2006

At least 30 people have died in a metro train crash in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia, regional officials say.

A fire brigade spokesman said two carriages of the train had come off the rails in a tunnel at Jesus station.

"We are still identifying the dead, but according to an initial estimate there are more than 30," regional government spokesman Vicente Rambla said.

About a dozen other people were injured, some seriously, in one of Spain's worst accidents of its kind.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, but there were suggestions the train was travelling too fast.
There are several people wounded and in very serious conditions, the Spanish media is reporting, so I'm afraid the death toll may climb even more.

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