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Death toll in Spain crash rises to 78, worst since 1944

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The death toll from the train derailment near Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain has risen to 78, government officials in the province of Galicia said Thursday.

The updated toll makes Wednesday's accident the deadliest rail disaster in Spain since hundreds were killed in a train collision in 1944, also on the line between Madrid and Galicia.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/death-toll-spain-crash-rises-78-worst-1944