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Funerals held for victims of Spanish train crash

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Mourners have gathered to say goodbye to victims of the Spanish train crash.

Funerals have been held in San Fernando, in Cadiz, for five local people who were killed in Wednesday’s disaster.

At least 78 lost their lives in all, when a speeding train derailed just outside Santiago de Compostela.

The driver is being held on suspicion of negligent homicide, according to Spain’s interior minister. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is expected to appear before a judge on Sunday.

Blame has increasingly fallen on the 52-year-old, but it is unclear whether the brakes failed or were never used when the train sped into a high-risk curve and violently tipped over.

Investigators are examining recording devices, but have not officially said how fast the train was going when disaster struck.