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Train derailment in Spain kills four

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Four people have died after a train derailed in north west Spain on Friday morning.

The accident happened at 08.30am near the town of Porriño Galicia. The train was travelling from Vigo and due to arrive at Oporto at 10.18am. At the time of the crash it had 69 passengers on board.

The train was operated by Portuguese rail company Comboios De Portugal whose president Manuel Queiró visited the site on Friday.

Local press reports today have quoted the mayor of Porriño, Eva García, saying that excessive speed was the most probable cause of the crash.

Photos from the crash appear to show the train hitting a bridge and signal.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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