This is truly terrifying.
Wednesday was a tragic day for Spain and for the world when an express train derailed and burst into flames.
73 were killed on the scene, while at least five more have died in the hospital, according to Mar├â┬¡a Pardo Rios — a spokeswoman for the Galicia regional supreme court.
Officials say the crash injured 175 people, with 95 still in the hospital. 32 adults and 4 children are currently in critical condition. As of Thursday morning, teams are still on-site, expected to find more bodies.
You can watch the video (above) to see how horrifying of a crash it was, but be warned — it is disturbing.
Though there were at least five Americans injured from the crash, officials say there have been no reported U.S. deaths at this time.
Official Luis G. Moreno released the following statement:
“We are deeply shocked by the news of last night’s train crash in Galicia. Our hearts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims.”
The train, which was capable of 155 mph, is believed to have been going too fast to gain weight according to some suggestions.
With 218 passengers aboard, the train was very close to finishing its trip from Madrid to the town of Ferrol in northwest Spain when it derailed at 8:41pm Wednesday night.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this truly tragic accident.