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Seventy-eight are dead after a train hit a turn near the town of Santiago de Compostela in one of the worst train disasters in European history. One driver is in hospital, and the other being questioned by police for why the train was doing 120mph (190kph) on a turn rated for less than half that. Apparently, the train’s safety features should have auto-braked the vehicle but didn’t. Already the 24-hour news vultures at CNN are picking it apart for good conspiracy material (“What was that strange flash plume before the engine rolled?” Answer: it’s the train hitting a transformer [visible by the track] and the concrete wall, you dolt.)

Surveillance cameras (of which there are far too many around the world) caught the incident, and it’s awe-inspiring:

 

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