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Official funeral ceremony for victims of Spanish train crash

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The cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain has for centuries welcomed pilgrims from across the globe. On Monday it held the official funeral service for the 79 people killed in last weeks train crash.

Prince Felipe and Infanta Elena, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who comes from the city and several government ministers were among the official mourners.

Santiago officials had been preparing for the religious feast of St James of Compostela but cancelled it when the high speed train was derailed last Wednesday close to the port of Ferrol on the Galician coast.

Officials say 70 people remain in hospital, 22 of them in a critical condition.