A train hurtled off the tracks in northwest Spain killing at least 77 passengers and injuring more than 140, an official said Thursday, with the media suggesting the tragedy could be due to speeding.

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A picture taken on July 24, 2013 shows derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. — AFP Photo

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, July 25, 2013. — Reuters Photo

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. — AP Photo

Victims are helped by rescue workers after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. — Reuters Photo

Rescue workers sift through debris and sort out luggage the morning after a train crash near Santiago de Compostela. — Reuters Photo

Bodies are covered with blankets as rescue workers continue to search for victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela. — Reuters Photo

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. — Reuters Photo

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. — AP Photo

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Kamal
Jul 26, 2013 06:40am

Dawn.com.........Where is Gujranwala train disaster..."In Pictures"?

Ravi Ingale from University of Pune
Jul 26, 2013 10:51pm

Train accident due to driver of the train didn't reduce the speed when there was a turn. Railways speed was 180 km/hr and the turn required speed was 80km/hr.