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At least 79 dead after train derails in Spain

Published On: Jul 25 2013 07:15:41 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 06:40:11 AM CDT

An express train derailed as it hurtled around a curve in northwestern Spain on July 24, 2013, killing at least 79 and injuring more than 170, officials said. Take a look at images of the crash.

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Alen Perez

Residents who lived near the tracks told the Voz de Galicia newspaper that they heard a thunderous bang when the train crashed. Many of them rushed to the area with blankets and bottled water for the injured, the newspaper reported.

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