Latest Kingdom of Valencia Stories

2006-07-07 18:17:09

By Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world crowded into Valencia to welcome Pope Benedict to a family fiesta on Saturday but the mood was torn between celebration and sadness after this week's train crash. As soon as the Pope arrives in the seaside city he will visit the site of the underground accident which killed 41 people, before moving on to a program of walkabouts among the faithful and meetings with Spanish leaders. All eyes are on...

2006-07-03 17:11:01

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - At least 41 people were killed when an underground train ran off the tracks and overturned at high speed in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Monday, officials said. They said a wheel broke on a curve as the train approached the Jesus underground station and two train carriages derailed in the tunnel. Another 47 people were hurt, of whom 12 remain hospitalized, two of them in critical condition. Rescue teams worked into the night to...

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