Passenger train derailed in Galicia, Spain, four people killed dozens injured


The train had three cars and was approaching Porrino station. In derailment, the train collided with a tower at the side of the track. The first car came completely off the track. The engineer’s cab was crashed. The other back cars were partly off the tracks after derailment. Emergency services dispatched doctors on helicopters to the scene. The railway infrastructure company said it has opened an investigation. It was not immediately clear what had caused Friday’s crash. Local political parties tweeted to expressed its condolences and announced they had suspended campaigning ahead of the upcoming local parliamentary elections for the day as a mark of respect. Galicia was the scene of one of Spain’s worst crashes in 2013 when 80 people were killed and 144 were injured.


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