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Train Crash in Spain kills at least 80

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Spain has declared three days of national mourning after a high-speed train derailed on a curve Wednesday night in northwestern Spain.

spain-train-crash2013At least 80 passengers dead and 141 injured at the crash that the train may have been traveling at more than twice the speed limit, Spanish media reported.

Spain's El Pais newspaper said that it was told by the operator of the train that it was going 190km/h on the stretch of track that has a limit of 80km/h.

The express train, carrying 218 people between Madrid and Ferrol, left the tracks at 8:42 p.m. (2:42 p.m. ET) about two miles from the station at Santiago de Compostela, in the Galician region, said the government-owned railway, Renfe.

All 13 carriages derailed, and four overturned. TV images showed one car torn apart, another on fire and blanket-covered bodies beside the ruined carriages. You can watch the crash and report of CNN below.

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