WARNING: Raw footage of train crash. This video may be disturbing to some viewers
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain – By all accounts, the train was going way too fast as it curled around a gentle bend. Then in an instant, one car tumbled off the track, followed by the rest of the locomotive, which seemed to come apart like a zipper being pulled.
The derailment sent pieces of the sleek train plowing across the ground in a ghastly jumble of smashed metal, dirt and smoke.
But a day after Spain suffered its deadliest rail disaster in decades – which killed 80 people and maimed scores of others – one question surpassed all others: Why was the train moving so fast?
Investigators opened a probe Thursday into possible failings by the 52-year-old driver and the train’s in-built speed-regulation systems.
VIDEO: Aerial footage of Spain train crash scene
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