Dozens Killed In Spanish Train Crash

Dozens Killed In Spanish Train CrashA train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 people and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region have said. All eight carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Analysts say it is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades.

‘Accident’

Rescue workers have so far recovered 73 bodies from the accident site, while four more people died in hospital, a spokeswoman for Galicia’s supreme court said on Thursday. Judges are responsible for registering deaths in Spain. Government officials said they believed the crash was an accident, but that no statement would be made regarding the cause without a proper investigation.

One witness, Ricardo Montesco, described how the train carriages “piled on top of one another” after the train hit a curve, speaking to Spanish Cadena Ser radio station. Spanish El Pais newspaper cited sources close to the investigation as saying the train was travelling at over twice the speed limit on a sharp curve.


‘Cancelled’

The derailment happened on the eve of Santiago de Compostela’s main festival where thousands of Christian pilgrims were expected to flock to the city in honour of Saint James. However, the city’s tourism board said all festivities planned for Thursday have been cancelled.

Railway firm Renfe said the train was carrying at least 218 passengers, and came off the tracks on a bend about 3km (two miles) from Santiago de Compostela station. It was on the express route between Madrid and the ship-building city of Ferrol on the Galician coast.

What do you think caused the Spanish train’s derailment? Feel free to share your speculations with us!

Source: BBC News

Image: The Telegraph

Record-Breaking Two-Mile Bridal Train Displayed In Rome

If a bride really wants to turn heads, nothing could possibly top wearing Gianni Molaro’s latest wedding gown. The Italian designer’s silk and tulle dress features a train that’s nearly two miles long!

The record-breaking style was displayed this week cascading down the steps of the Trinita dei Monti Renaissance church in Rome, Italy, to celebrate the opening of Molaro’s new design studio. According to the Daily Mail, the sheer gauzy train, made of 1.86 miles of tulle and six miles of silk , was worn by Elena De Angelis last September for her wedding to Ferdinand Pucci in Casal di Princice in Naples.


It took dozens of seamstresses months to create, and required 600 volunteers to keep it off the ground as De Angelis drove to the church in a vintage car. We imagine that was quite a sight for her 20,000 guests and thousands of onlookers. This bridal train now ties for the world’s longest–Andree Salon, a Bucharest fashion label, debuted an equally long style flowing down from a hot air balloon earlier this year.

“I was really grateful to be asked to design this veil,” Molaro told the Sun last year. “I met tens of thousands of people on the way to the church who complimented my idea. I wanted this veil to symbolize peace and hope and I think we have achieved this. This has been one of the biggest moments in my career as a designer.” We believe it was also one of the longest moments.

On your wedding day, would you want to wear a bridal train this long? Tell us if you think Molaro’s designs are hip or not!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Daily Mail