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Madrid memorial to train bomb victims inaugurated on 3rd anniversary

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Madrid memorial to train bomb victims inaugurated on 3rd anniversary

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In Madrid, there’s been a remembrance ceremony for the victims of the city’s terrorist bombings, on the third anniversary of the attacks. The Spanish government and local dignitaries joined King Juan Carlos, who laid a wreath to inaugurate a monument to commemorate Spain’s worst ever terrorist atrocity, when ten explosions were detonated on four trains on the 11th March, 2004. A cellist played, a theme which has been adopted to represent the day when 191 people died.

The glass monument is intended to bring light to the victims. Inside, messages of condolence from around the world, sent on the day of the attacks. The structure is sited next to Atocha station, the worst hit of the multiple targets attacked on Madrid’s rail network that day, and the one closest to the centre of the city.