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:

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:

Twitchy will monitor this story and post updates as the situation warrants.

Update:

Unfortunately, the death toll continues to climb:

Update II:

Horrible:

Update III:

The death toll has reportedly increased to 77.

(hat tip: @einfal)