Spotted on The Daily Mail UK and The Guardian UK:
Spanish driver whose derailed train killed at least 80 people while travelling at 120mph in 50mph zone posted boasting Facebook photo of speedometer
- The passenger train derailed outside city of Santiago de Compostela
- All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train derailed
- The train was carrying 218 passengers when it smashed into the wall
- Many were travelling to the area on the eve of a Christian festival
- Foreign Office confirmed a British citizen is among the injured
- Driver posted picture of train speedometer at 125mph in March last year
- Spanish PM has visited scene and declared three days official mourning
A driver of the Spanish train which hurtled off the tracks and smashed into a wall, killing at least 80 people, previously boasted of speeding on his Facebook page.
Raw Footage: Spain Train CRASH near Santiago de Compostela
Francisco Jose Garzon, one of the drivers on the train which crashed, leaving up to 141 people injured including one Briton, is reported to have posted a picture on the site of a train speedometer at 125mph last year. According to reports he also boasted about how fast he was going. The webpage has disappeared after images appeared on Spanish TV and newspaper websites.
Francisco Jose Garzon (left), one of the drivers on the train which crashed, is reported to have posted a picture on Facebook in March last year of a train speedometer at 125mph (right)
Alongside the photo, which was published in March last year, he wrote: ‘What joy it would be to get level with the police and then go past them making their speed guns go off. Ha ha!.’
All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train derailed near the city of Santiago de Compostela last night. Dramatic video footage from a security camera shows the train careering into a concrete wall as it came off the rails on the bend, before flipping onto its side and hurtling down the railway line with its terrified passengers on board.
Deadly: The train which had 218 passengers and an unspecified number of staff on board at the time of the accident hurtles down the track after falling on to its side
Rescue workers carry victims from the scene of the crash. Photograph: Reuters
Injured victims are helped from the scene of the crash outside Santiago de Compostela.
A crane removes one of the coaches from the tracks. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters
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