Train crash in Portugal

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On Sept. 9, a Portuguese train traveling from Vigo, Spain, south to Oporto (Porto), Portugal, began to sway and then hit the side of a bridge, derailing and killing four people, including one American. Forty-seven people were injured. 

The train derailed just before reaching the station at the city of O Porriño, Spain. Investigations of the train’s black box recorder show that excessive speed may have led to the crash.

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On Sept. 9, a Portuguese train traveling from Vigo, Spain, south to Oporto (Porto), Portugal, began to sway and then hit the side of a bridge, derailing and killing four people, including one American. Forty-seven people were injured. 

The train derailed just before reaching the station at the city of O Porriño, Spain. Investigations of the train’s black box recorder show that excessive speed may have led to the crash.