The investigation clarifies number of casualties in Castelldefels? train accident
12 people officially died when a high-speed train ran into a group of people crossing over the rail tracks. Due to the magnitude of the catastrophe and the state of the bodily remains, the thorough and resourceful identification has needed about 3 entire
The bodily remains whose identity still needs to be clarified may be of a Romanian woman living in Barcelona around 30 years old. However, some corroboration processes need to be undergone in order to have a complete certitude. Now, the tasks of the team of 20 forensic doctors working at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Catalonia are to rebuild the bodies of the victims in order to give them to the families. This task will take some days.
The people who survived the terrible accident are recovering positively in different hospitals in Barcelona Metropolitan Area. 1 of the wounded has left the hospital this morning. She is a 16 year-old girl. Among the other 9, 2 are in a bad condition but their state is not considered to be critical any more. Most of them have light injuries and their exit from the hospital is expected within the next days.
Besides, the victims have been honoured in several homages, while everyone coincides that the cause of the accident was the victims’ fatal recklessness. The Castelldefels Platja station, the place of the tragedy, has its platforms covered with flowers and candles. Sabadell, a city within the Barcelona metropolitan area and the hometown of one of the victims, congregated yesterday evening more than 200 people to remember 19-year-old Jesús David Parada Alvarez from Bolivia.