Trial begins over 2013 train crash that killed 80 in Spain
A trial opened Wednesday over a 2013 train accident in Spain that killed 80 passengers and injured 145.
Prosecutors are seeking four-year prison sentences for the train driver and for a former security director at rail infrastructure company ADIF.
On July 24, 2013, a long-distance train derailed and crashed against a concrete wall near the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela.
The investigation showed the train was traveling at 179 kph on a stretch with an 80 kph speed limit. It was also revealed that the driver was answering a phone call from the conductor moments before the accident.
A victims association said that it has taken too long to hold the trial.