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Old 07-25-2013, 02:20 AM
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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

Train driver's(?) radio chat with station: "If there's dead, they're all on my conscience"

Someone had a bad day.

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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

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A witness told Cadena SER she heard a loud explosion just before the train derailed.
maybe some train part fell or broke off or maybe it was a bomb. total carnage

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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

That is awful.

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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

As usual, there are many conflicting reports; one of the drivers stated via radio right after the crash, while he was still trapped in the train, that they were speeding at least at 190kmh (118Mph) where the top speed allowed was 80Kmh (49Mph).
The first four carriage overturned, the fifht litterally flew away.

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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

typical moral hazard case: we are insured so let's force the drivers to pass max speed limit

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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

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Re: At Least 77 Killed in Worst Spanish Rail Disaster in 40 Years

Death Toll up to 80 now

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