The driver of a train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain faced questioning by a judge on Sunday on suspicion of reckless homicide, as the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela mourned the dead. Flowers and candles were placed at the crash site and at the gates of the city's cathedral, a year-round destination for Roman Catholic pilgrims.

A memorial service was scheduled there for the victims on Monday, but media attention was meanwhile focussed on the driver who the government said was suspected of being to blame for the crash.

The man, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 52, refused to answer police questions on Friday from his hospital bed, and the case was passed to the courts.

Garzon was taken to a police station on Saturday after being discharged from hospital and was due to appear on Sunday before a judge who will decide whether to press formal charges, court officials said. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters that Garzon Amo faced possible charges of reckless homicide. The train was reported to have been travelling at more than twice the speed limit on a bend when it tore off the rails on Wednesday and slammed into a concrete wall.AFP