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Spain Train Derailment
Relatives of victims involved in a train accident walk near an information point in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Friday July 26, 2013. Two days after Spain suffered its deadliest rail disaster in decades which killed 80 people and maimed scores of others, one question surpassed all others: Why was the train moving so fast? Investigators opened a probe Thursday into possible failings by the 52-year-old driver and the train's internal speed-regulation systems. A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks like dominos, killing at least 80 people, according to eyewitness accounts. (AP Photo/Brais Lorenzo)