A passenger train carrying 240 people has derailed in northern Spain. Early reports are that 35 people have been killed and 200 injured.
Pictures from the scene show the horrible aftermath of the derailment:
— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) July 24, 2013
— Grasswire (@Grasswire) July 24, 2013
— Sergio Cano Orihuela (@uksergio) July 24, 2013
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) July 24, 2013
Some witnesses reported hearing some kind of explosion prior to the crash, though at this point we have come across no reports of terrorism being suspected as a cause of the derailment:
Witnesses report sound of 'explosion' as train derailed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain http://t.co/GFrCxncXuX
— ITV News (@itvnews) July 24, 2013
Twitchy will monitor this story and post updates as the situation warrants.
Unfortunately, the death toll continues to climb:
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 24, 2013
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) July 24, 2013
The death toll has reportedly increased to 77.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 25, 2013
(hat tip: @einfal)