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The driver of a train that hurtled off the rails killing 79 people in Spain faced questioning by a judge on Sunday, as the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela mourned the dead. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo (52) was taken to a police station on Saturday 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 on Saturday that Mr. 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


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