RAW FOOTAGE: Spain Train Crash Disaster (Graphic Content)

RAW FOOTAGE: Spain Train Crash Disaster (Graphic Content)

RAW FOOTAGE: Spain Train Crash Disaster (Graphic Content)

The moment a train derailed killing at least 78 people in Spain has been caught by security cameras at the side of the tracks.

The train entered a sharp bend at high speed, then came off the tracks, smashing into a wall running alongside the rails, the video showed.

Survivors have described carriages flipping and bursting into flames after the derailment just outside Santiago de Compostela, a popular pilgrimage city in northwestern Spain.

More than 130 people were hurt in the crash. About 20 were reported in a critical condition.

Officials have opened an investigation, as local media report the train was travelling at twice the speed limit.

According to El Pais newspaper, a driver who was caught inside the carriages after the crash reported the train had been travelling at almost 120mph (190kph) when it entered the curve.

"I'm going at 190!" he is quoted as saying by the Spanish newspaper.

The speed limit on that section of track is 50mph (80kph), El Pais said.

The Reuters news agency reported that one of the drivers had been put under investigation.

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