Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

7/25/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

'The train had broken in half. Some pieces were on top, some pieces were on the bottom,' witness says

At least 78 people were killed after a high-speed passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain, injuring more than 100, officials said. Pictures taken at the scene showed a train car snapped in two. Another car was engulfed in flames. Rescue crews and fellow passengers pulled bodies through broken windows and pried open doors. Police were seen escorting bloodied passengers from the wreckage.

Many nearby residents rushed to the area with blankets and bottled water for the injured, according to newspaper reports.

Many nearby residents rushed to the area with blankets and bottled water for the injured, according to newspaper reports.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/25/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Train, derailment, Spain, dead, injured


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - María Pardo Ríos, spokeswoman for the Galicia regional supreme court officially gave the death toll to reporters. In Spain, judges are often called out to the scenes of fatalities.

In addition to the dead and injured, more than 20 injured victims remained in critical condition.

Those who lived near the tracks told reporters that they heard a thunderous bang when the train cras

Those who lived near the tracks told reporters that they heard a thunderous bang when the train crashed.


According to state railway Renfe, the train crashed on a curve several kilometers from the train station in the city of Santiago de Compostela. The train had 218 passengers aboard and was nearing the end of a six-hour trip from Madrid to the town of Ferrol in northwest Spain when it derailed that night.

At least 77 people were killed after a high-speed passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain, in

At least 77 people were killed after a high-speed passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain, injuring more than 100, officials said.


It's not yet known how fast the train was traveling when it crashed. The train was capable of going up to 155 miles per hour, railway officials said.

Those who lived near the tracks told reporters that they heard a thunderous bang when the train crashed. Many of them rushed to the area with blankets and bottled water for the injured, the newspaper reported.

"The train had broken in half. Some pieces were on top, some pieces were on the bottom," Ivette Rubiera Cabrera of Florida said. She caught a glimpse of the wreckage while on a family vacation in Spain and sent photos to agencies.

Those who lived near the tracks told reporters that they heard a thunderous bang when the train cras

Those who lived near the tracks told reporters that they heard a thunderous bang when the train crashed.


"It was quite shocking," she said. "We had never seen anything like that. We had just been on the train last week."

Another witness said he saw fellow passengers thrown to the ground, then tossed from one side of the train to the other.

In addition to the dead and injured, more than 20 injured victims remained in critical condition.

In addition to the dead and injured, more than 20 injured victims remained in critical condition.


"Help came in five minutes, but that time became an eternity," he said. "I helped people get out with broken legs and many bruises."

One teenager said he had been walking nearby and saw passengers helping each other out of the train. Emergency vehicles swarmed the scene. There were several bodies on the ground, he said.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May 2016
Universal:
Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
Evangelization: Holy Rosary: That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.



Comments


More Europe

'Our meeting is the message': Pope Francis' historical meeting with top Sunni imam Watch

Image of

By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)

Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib during a meeting at the Vatican, a move which is being seen as a step toward reopening dialogue between Christians and Sunni Muslims. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - "Our meeting is the ... continue reading


'It will be a first': Pope Francis to meet Sunni Islamic leader Watch

Image of Pope Francis will meet Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb this week (YouTube).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis has decided to meet with Sunni Islam's Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb on Monday. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told AFP, "This audience is being prepared and has been scheduled for Monday. It will be a first."The pontiff's ... continue reading


Bizzare! Europe to release documentary on 'Human Pups' Watch

Image of 'Spot' is a 'human pup' to be featured in the new documentary (ZentaiSpot/Twitter).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In what most claim is a non-sexual "dog play," human pups have become the latest rage to spread across the UK - so much so that a new documentary will reveal the inner workings of the human pups' lives. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Channel 4, the ... continue reading


You won't believe what this Christian artwork reveals about Da Vinci! Watch

Image of Leonardo da Vinci's art may help researchers unveil his DNA (Pinterest).

By (CNA/EWTN News)

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, Adoration of the Magi, will soon be undergoing testing that could help digitally reconstruct the artist's face and offer clues about his life and health. Florence, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) - According to the U.K. outlet Sky News, ... continue reading


London boasts first Muslim Mayor despite racial and religious tensions Watch

Image of Sadiq Khan has become London's first Muslim Mayor (Wikipedia).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Islamophobia spreads as ISIS continues its terror attacks - but one city has taken a step toward accepting the fact that not all Muslims are terrorists. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - London has elected its first Muslim Mayor. Sadiq Khan won with 56.8 percent of ... continue reading


'The Evil': Exorcism classes forced on Spanish students Watch

Image of Spanish students were forced to take an exorcism class (Brendan Hoffman).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Anyone who has ever been in college knows there is a list of required classes to take before you are eligible for graduation. Some classes seem unnecessary, such as a Chemistry major forced to take art classes, but what if universities and colleges required exorcism ... continue reading


28 killed in refugee camp targeted by Assad's missiles Watch

Image of Innocent civilians targeted by Assad despite temporary cease-fire (AP).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Humanitarian group reported airstrikes targeting a refugee camp full of innocent men, women and children during a cease-fire. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a Syrian refugee camp erected near the Turkish ... continue reading


Vatican under investigation - 5,000 bank accounts closed Watch

Image of Vatican auditors make move after three-year investigation (Pinterest).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Vatican auditors closed nearly 5,000 suspected Vatican bank accounts on suspicion of tax evasion. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The scandal includes a three-year investigation of 544 suspected transactions mainly involving tax evasion.To meet international ... continue reading


MASONS HACKED! Secrets of the Masons spilled - French media to expose highest-ranking Masons Watch

Image of The Masons have been hacked. A secret dump of documents will reveal their secrets to the world.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hackers have just released thousands of documents in a new document dump to the media, this time, they contain the secrets of the Masons. The data dump is known as "Masonleaks" and journalists say it will take several months to complete their review of the documents. ... continue reading


Belgian minister warns against offending Muslims, wait until you see the scary reason why! Watch

Image of Muslims take over a Parisian street for prayers.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A Belgian minister has a telling warning for his country as hearings begin into the Brussels attack that killed 32 people at an airport in March.  The reason for the warning is quite compelling. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A Belgian minister is warning ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Daily Reading for Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 HD Video
  • Advent Prayer HD Video
  • Bl. Margaret Pole: Saint of the Day for Saturday, May 28, 2016
  • Your Daily Inspirational Meme: He will never leave you
  • WARNING: Exorcist claims demon is targeting families
  • Woman diagnosed with 'nightmare bacteria' in US
  • Daily Readings for Saturday, May 28, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Peter 4:7-13
7 The end of all things is near, so keep your minds calm and sober for ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 96:10, 11-12, 13
10 Say among the nations, 'Yahweh is king.' The world is set firm, it ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 11:11-26
11 He entered Jerusalem and went into the Temple; and when he had ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 27th, 2016 Image

St. Augustine of Canterbury
May 27: At the end of the sixth century anyone would have ... Read More