Caught on video: Train crash near Santiago De Compostela, Spain

Posted Jul 25, 2013 by JohnThomas Didymus
A terrifying video of the high-speed train crash near Santiago De Compostela, Spain has surfaced online. Reports say at least 78 of the train's 218 passengers died and 131 were injured when all eight cars came off of the tracks
Train crash: Santiago De Compostela
Train crash: Santiago De Compostela
The crash is believed to be the worst Spanish train accident in 40 years and one of the worst in European travel history.
According to Digital Journal, the train was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol and had almost reached its destination when the accident occurred. Media images showed "bodies strewn near ruined carriages, and emergency crews searching the wreckage."
It was reportedly travelling at about 118 mph, more than double the speed limit for the curve in which the accident occurred, MSN Now reports
Initial fears that the accident was caused by a terrorist attack have been ruled out.
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, held an emergency meeting with his deputy prime minister, interior minister and public works minister immediately after the crash. He tweeted: "I want to express my affection and solidarity with the victims of the terrible train accident in Santiago."