Train accident in Spain: According to the first information in the investigation launched into the accident, which occurred when the passenger train making the Madrid-O Ferrol expedition in Spain derailed near the entrance of the Santiago Compostela station in the Galicia region. kazanIt was stated that it was due to the high speed.
Sources close to the Spanish National Railways Network (RENFE), kazanHe said that the corner where the tornado took place was very dangerous and difficult. In the first information leaked to the Spanish press from the experts who conducted the investigation, it was stated that there were data showing that the train entered the curve at a much higher speed, which should be entered at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour. Although there is no official statement yet, it was claimed that "high speed and human error" caused the accident. Interior Ministry sources also stated that there is no possibility of an accident-related attack.
Meanwhile, in the history of Spain, 1944 people died on the Palencia-La Coruna line in 500, and 1972 people died on the Cadiz-Sevilla line in 77, after which the biggest train accident in the country's history took place. According to statistics, it was the first fatal accident on this line since 1992, when the high-speed train line was put into service in Spain.
According to the latest unofficial figures regarding the accident that occurred on Alvia, the second-stage high-speed train in Spain that can reach a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour, kazanIt was recorded that the train was at 20.41, there were 238 passengers on the train and the death toll reached 50. As an official source, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, the head of the Galisian autonomous administration, said, "For now, we can talk about the number of dead between 45-47." While 13 wagons on the train were derailed, it was seen in the post-accident footage that 1 wagon was lifted about 5 meters by the impact of the crash, and there were many corpses on the ground.
While all the celebrations foreseen due to the feast in the city of Santiago Compostela were canceled due to the accident, it was announced that the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would go to the scene in the morning. Minister of Public Works Ana Mato, who went to the area after the accident, said, "We are working together in coordination in this very dramatic event."
The fourth largest train crash in the world since June occurred in Spain, while on 13 June in Argentina (3 dead 315 injured), in Canada (7 dead) on 50 July and in France on 12 July ( 6 dead, 30 injured) train accidents.