NEAR-TRAGEDY: Train is derailed in Spain after being ‘sabotaged’

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A train was derailed on the Madrid-Zafra line 500 metres from the Torrijos station in Toledo yesterday (Monday).

According to the president of Adif, Enrique Clavero, the cause of the derailment was due to a ‘sabotage’.

The accident took place at around 7.40pm, at kilometre 84 of the track.

Fortunately, none of the 33 passengers were injured.

Enrique Clavero has stated that a metre-long piece of the rail had been placed at the crossing of the train, causing it to derail.

‘It could have been a tragedy, thank goodness the train did not flip over’, said Clavero.

According to Adif’s president, there was a nearby crossing where vehicles were waiting to cross, and there were also houses very close by.

Despite the train being repaired at 6am this morning (Tuesday), the first train from Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) to Madrid, which leaves at 6.50am, was cancelled and passengers had to travel to the capital by bus.

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