Spanish trains collide head-on

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  1. Topo

    Topo Member

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    Last night, a Talgo train collided head-on with a TECO train (container transport). :(
    The enginers and several crew died (the two locos catched fire instantly), but there are more than twenty people missing and, due to the enormous fire and big mess, I'm afraid about their chance for survive.
    It seems that it was an human error, because the Chief Station gave green light to the Talgo when the TECO was entering the station.

    CNN news:

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/06/04/spain.trains/index.html
  2. interurban

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    That is so sad Topo, and a big price to have to pay for human error, Will be praying for all involved .
  3. Topo

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    Thanks for your feelings, interurben. At the end, 26 people have died. :(

    Now, several people are questioning the train as a secure way to travel. Curiously, every day die a lot of people in the roads and, however, the people don't say that the cas are unsafe. But if a train collide and, regretfully, a number of its patrons die or get injured, always voices arose claming that unsafe thing the train is. :confused: