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Train Crash In Valencia, Spain  
User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1226597,00.html

Doesn't sound too good to me!

Sky News are reporting that more than 30 people have been killed.

Regards,
Chris

[Edited 2006-07-03 14:58:29]

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

It is a metro train, derailed in a tunnel  Sad

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/5141542.stm


 tombstone  to those unfortunate to be killed



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Oh dear. My condolences to those involved  Sad


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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

According to Tele Madrid Sat it"s 30 confirmed deaths, 20 seriously injured and many other injured.

My condolences to all.



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Sad news, indeed. My condolences to all.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Death toll is at 41 now. Very sad. It probably was an accident, but having been in Spain when the train bombings in Madrid occurred, images of that terrible day are coming back as well. Hopefully the ETA or extremists have nothing to do with this.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Not good news. Condolences to those affected.

User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Quoting Levent (Reply 5):
Hopefully the ETA or extremists have nothing to do with this.

Thankfully there are absoloutely no indications of any type of terrorist attack. Some rumours is that the train was going to fast, and coming to the final curve just before a station, it is clear that a wheel broke casuing the derailment of 2 carriages I think.

But yes, it does bring back memories of those terrible images on the Cercanias de Madrid on that dreadful day of the Madrid bombings.



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Maybe a wheel flange broke, but probably not. If speed was a major factor, more likely the train simply hit the turnout or curve at excessive speed and the high center of gravity took care of the rest. Any wheel/rail damage would most likely be caused after the roll over started. Nothing new really-the worst US subway disaster in US history occurred for just that reason in 1917/18 on one of the NYC subway lines-strike was going on and an inexperianced motorman took a curve too fast-97 dead. Common type of derailment but unfortunate for the victims, may they rest in peace.

[Edited 2006-07-05 07:00:11]


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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

I heard this morning that the train took that final and fatal curve at 80km/h at the maximum permitted speed on that curve is only 40km/h. French radio reported that the driber had probably become ill (heart attack, passed out...). Again, may they all rest in peace.


Long live Aer Lingus!
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