Speed blamed for fatal rail crash

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

    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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