Spanish train derailed because of excessive speed: official source

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Posted: Jul 25, 2013 10:57 AM
Spanish train derailed because of excessive speed: official source

MADRID (Reuters) - The derailment of a train in the northwestern region of Galicia, which killed 78 people, was caused by excessive speed, an official source with knowledge of ongoing investigations told Reuters.

The source could however not confirm at exactly what speed the train was travelling when it hit the bend.

(Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Paul Day)