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At least 35 killed when train derails in Spain

July 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain, July 24 (UPI) -- At least 35 people were killed Wednesday when a train derailed near the station in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, authorities said.

Regional government head Alberto Nunez Feijoo confirmed 35 bodies were found at the crash scene, El Pais reported, adding the death toll could rise.

Dozens more passengers were injured, the Spanish newspaper said.

"The scene is a mess," one unidentified passenger told the newspaper. "People were wounded and bleeding next to me."

A large crane was moved into place to move the wrecked rail cars as the search went on for more victims.

The newspaper said about 238 people were on the train when it derailed.

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