One of the drivers of a train which derailed in north-western Spain killing at least 80 passengers has been put under formal investigation after revelations emerged that he was travelling at a speed of 120m/ph around a bend that had a speed restriction of 50m/ph.
According to the BBC, a security camera captured the train crashing as it hurtled round the bend.
A spokeswoman for the Galicia Supreme Court said the driver, who was slightly injured in the crash, was under investigation.
The said driver has been named by Spanish media as Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, he is expected to face questioning by police on Thursday.
It was unclear whether anyone else was subject to investigation.
Dozens of people were hurt, 32 seriously, in the incident near Santiago de Compostela.
Spain will hold three days of mourning over the crash, one of its worst.
King Juan Carlos visited survivors and the families of victims at Santiago’s University Hospital.
“All Spaniards are united at this moment,” he said.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was at the scene of the crash earlier in the day.
The Madrid to Ferrol train’s data recording “black box” is now with the judge in charge of the investigation.
At least 130 people were taken to hospital after the crash, and 95 are still being treated, health officials say.
The 32 seriously injured include children.
People from several nationalities are among the wounded, including five Americans and one Briton. One American was among the dead.
The train’s carriages have been removed from the track by cranes and sent for analysis.
Urnaija is yet to ascertain if any of the dead or injured passengers is of Nigerian or African descent.