Train goes off tracks in Spain

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A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening, killing at least 77 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters. REUTERS

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening, killing at least 77 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters. REUTERS

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A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

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A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

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Victims receive help after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

Victims receive help after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

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Bodies are covered with blankets as rescue workers continue to search for victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

Bodies are covered with blankets as rescue workers continue to search for victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. REUTERS

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Rescuers tend to victims next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. AFP PHOTO

Rescuers tend to victims next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. AFP PHOTO

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Spanish police officers walk next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. A train hurtled off the tracks in northwestern Spain. The train, carrying at least 200 passengers, had left Madrid and was heading for the northwestern town of Ferrol as the Galicia region was preparing celebrations in honour of its patron saint James. AFP PHOTO

Spanish police officers walk next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. A train hurtled off the tracks in northwestern Spain. The train, carrying at least 200 passengers, had left Madrid and was heading for the northwestern town of Ferrol as the Galicia region was preparing celebrations in honour of its patron saint James. AFP PHOTO

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A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing at least 77 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters. REUTERS

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing at least 77 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters. REUTERS

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Rescuers tend to a victim next to a derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. AFP PHOTO

Rescuers tend to a victim next to a derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. AFP PHOTO

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