Spain Train Accident Update: Driver Charged With 79 Counts of Homicide

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The driver of the eight-carriage train which derailed in Spain and killed 79 passengers has been arrested and charged.

According to NBC News, Francisco Garzon, who has been under arrest since Thursday, is being charged with 79 counts of homicide and numerous offences of bodily harm, all of them committed through professional recklessness.

The 52-year-old driver said that the brakes didn't work as he attempted to slow down the train before reaching the curve.

The train crashed into a concrete wall on Wednesday evening causing some of the cars to catch fire. Impact of the crash was so powerful that several cars were thrown high over an embarkment.

Seventy people remain hospitalized with injuries, along with 22 who are in critical condition.

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