Speed blamed for fatal rail crash

    Train was travelling 118 kph where speed limit was set at 30 kph

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    The wrecked front coach of the train following the accident. Photo EPA

    THE train that derailed in the north-western province of Pontevedra last Friday was travelling at excessive speed. Four people died when the train travelling from Vigo to Oporto in northern Portugal came off the track at O Porriño, colliding with several electrical gantries and coming to rest against a signalling tower with three carriages wholly or partially overturned. Witnesses on board said the train had started swaying before braking suddenly and derailing.

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