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At Least 30 Dead in Spanish Subway Accident

The accidental derailment of a subway train kills at least 30 people in Valencia, Spain. The initial indication is that the train was traveling too fast and lost a wheel. The accident occurred at the 1 p.m. rush hour, when Spanish workers return home for lunch.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.