Train accident in Spain kills at least twelve
Friday, June 25, 2010
A train accident in northeastern Spain killed at least twelve people, and injured fourteen more, late on Wednesday evening.
A group of about thirty beach-goers exited a commuter train and were crossing the tracks when they were struck by a high-speed train not scheduled to stop at the station. According to witnesses, the group did not use the underpass to exit the station.
Local media reports say, of those injured, all were younger than 28 years, except for one woman who is 45 years old. Most of the group were en route to a celebration of the Saint John's Day summer festival to mark the shortest night of the year.
A day of mourning was called for in Catalan region following the disaster.
- "Spanish train accident kills 12" — , June 24, 2010
- Joseph Wilson. "12 killed as train hits beachgoers in Spain" — , June 24, 2010