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Spanish train crash mourners attend special service in Santiago de Compostela


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Spanish train crash mourners attend special service in Santiago de Compostela

A special service has been held at Santiago de Compostela cathedral in northwestern Spain for the victims of the train crash near the city on Wednesday.

Pilgrims and locals packed into the centuries-old cathedral to mourn on the day they would normally celebrate the festival of Saint James. All festivities have been cancelled.

Euronews correspondent Filipa Soares reported from the information centre for victims’ families.

“I’m in front of the Cersia building, in Santiago, where we can feel the sorrow of the families that came to this place. I’ve been speaking with friends of the victims as the family members are in a state of shock. These people can, however, count on a huge amount of support. Overnight many Galicians came to the hospitals to give blood, there was even a call for them to go to other hospitals, because it was impossible for Santiago’s central hospital to cope with so many donors.”

Among the victims are one Briton and several Americans, the regional health chief confirmed. She added that all those injured have now been identified.

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