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Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:57 pm

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.

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Chris

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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:01 pm

It is a metro train, derailed in a tunnel  Sad

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


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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:02 pm

Oh dear. My condolences to those involved  Sad
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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:17 pm

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

My condolences to all.
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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:31 pm

Sad news, indeed. My condolences to all.
 
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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:20 pm

Not good news. Condolences to those affected.
 
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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:57 pm

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.
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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:59 pm

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.

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RE: Train Crash In Valencia, Spain

Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:42 pm

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.
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