Spain Train Derailment

They are trying to clear the wreckage and figure out why a train derailed in Spain leaving at least 80 people killed and over 100 others injured.

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports:

APTOPIX Spain Train Derailment

Video footage apparently from a security camera appearing online, and showing the train derailing as it tried to round a bend. Investigators are looking at just how fast the train was travelling. All eight of its cars tumbled off the tracks.

Spain Train Derailment


Spain's Prime Minister visiting the site and ordering three days of mourning. The American Embassy in Madrid says U.S. citizens are among the injured.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.

WATCH the footage of the train derailment:

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READ a statement by the President on the Spain train derailment:

"Michelle and I were shocked and saddened by the news of yesterday's tragic train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. On behalf of the American people, we offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and loved ones of the more than 80 people who lost their lives. We extend our wishes for a full recovery to those who were hurt. We also offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Spain and to the rescue personnel who are working to locate the missing and treat the injured - including at least six Americans. Today the American people grieve with our Spanish friends, who are in our thoughts and prayers. We stand ready to provide any assistance we can in the difficult days ahead."