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Train crash driver formally detained by police


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Train crash driver formally detained by police

The driver of a train that crashed in northwestern Spain has been officially detained by Spanish police.

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is still in hospital recovering from his injuries.

An investigation has already been launched into what went wrong, there are reports that the train could have been travelling at two times the speed limit.

Garzon Amo is accused of crimes relating to the deadly crash.

Jaime Iglesias, National Police chief of the Galicia region said: “This is a police detention. He has had his rights read because he is accused of a criminal offence. He’s being detained as a suspect for a crime connected to the cause of the accident.” The police added that Amo can’t yet testify due to his medical condition.

It’s not known whether anyone else has been detained.

The train’s “black box” data recorder, which could provide some answers, has been removed from the wreckage by investigators, but not yet opened.

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