Wrecked train at Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Spain rail-crash driver in new recording

A recording has emerged in Spanish media of a phone call made by a train driver moments after his train derailed in northern Spain, killing 79 people.

Francisco Jose Garzon is heard telling a colleague he was travelling at 190km/h (118 mph) instead of 80km/h and became distracted.

He also said he had previously complained that the bend, where the accident happened, was "inhuman".

The driver and the state-owned railway firm Renfe are on trial over the crash.

Tom Burridge reports from Madrid.

  • 06 Sep 2013
  • From the section Europe
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