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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 08:30:13

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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