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Spain train driver accused of 'reckless homicide'

Mariano Rajoy (right) and Galicia's regional president Alberto Nunez Feijoo visit the train crash site on Friday. The driver of a speeding train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain was detained for "reckless homicide", Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Saturday.

Mariano Rajoy (right) and Galicia's regional president Alberto Nunez Feijoo visit the train crash site on Friday. The driver of a speeding train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain was detained for "reckless homicide", Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Saturday.  (Pool/AFP)

The driver of a speeding train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain was detained for "reckless homicide", Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Saturday.

"He has been detained since 7:40pm on Thursday for the alleged crimes of reckless homicide," the minister told a news conference in the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela where the accident happened.

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