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At least 77 dead after train derailment in Spain

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Spain's Interior Ministry says terrorism has been ruled out as a possible cause of Wednesday's train derailment where 77 people have been found dead and at least 140 injured.  The accident happened just before arrival in the northwestern shrine city of Santiago de Compostela.

The accident happened on the eve of a major religious festival that attracts tens of thousands of Christians from around the world every year. 

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was born in Santiago de Compostela, is visiting the crash scene today. Officials in the city have canceled ceremonies for the religious festival today.

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