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Latest Valencia metro accident Stories

2006-07-04 13:25:03

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's worst underground train crash in which 41 people were killed was caused by the engine going at twice the normal speed and the possibility the driver passed out, officials said on Tuesday. Black box data showed the train in Valencia on Spain's east coast was doing 80 kph (48 mph) on a curve through a tunnel -- twice the normal speed -- when it derailed on Monday, the city's transport chief Jose Ramon Garcia said in a statement....

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...

2006-07-03 11:42:06

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - At least 34 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. More than 20 people were seriously injured. Trapped passengers rang emergency services from mobile phones and 150 people were evacuated...

2006-07-03 07:57:21

MADRID (Reuters) - Up to 30 people were killed on Monday when an underground train in the Spanish city of Valencia ran off the tracks and overturned, Spanish television said on Monday, citing Valencia government officials. Emergency service officials confirmed the accident but said they did not know what caused it.

2006-07-03 08:42:03

By Teresa Larraz MADRID (Reuters) - At least 34 people were killed and more than 20 seriously injured on Monday when a speeding underground train ran off the tracks and overturned in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia, government officials said. About 150 people were evacuated from the platform of the Jesus Metro station after the accident, which took place days before Pope Benedict was due to visit the seaside city. Officials ruled out a terror attack in a country still shaky...

2006-07-03 08:30:13

MADRID (Reuters) - Up to 30 people were killed on Monday when an underground train careered off the tracks and overturned in the Spanish city of Valencia, Spanish government officials said on Monday. The accident came as Valencia prepared to play host to Pope Benedict for a two-day visit starting on Saturday and pilgrims were already arriving in the seaside city. About 150 people were evacuated from the station platform and there were unconfirmed Spanish media reports of people...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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