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At least 20 dead in Spanish train accident: Media

Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported.
Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescuers work at the site of a train accident as the bodies of the victims, covered with blankets, lie on the ground, near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Ga
Rescuers work at the site of a train accident as the bodies of the victims, covered with blankets, lie on the ground, near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
An injured passenger is helped by a policeman after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio st
An injured passenger is helped by a policeman after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported.
Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported.
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AP
A woman is evacuated by emergency personnel at the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio st
A woman is evacuated by emergency personnel at the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AP
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported.
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AP
Rescuers carry the body of a victim as other bodies covered with blankets lie on the ground near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Caden
Rescuers carry the body of a victim as other bodies covered with blankets lie on the ground near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
A man is evacuated by emergency personnel at the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station r
A man is evacuated by emergency personnel at the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AP
A wounded is evacuated by emergency personnel at the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio
A wounded is evacuated by emergency personnel at the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AP
Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PH
Rescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela, north-western Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported.
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AP
A derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO:
A derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rescuers work at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rescuers work at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rescuers tend to a victim next to a derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio
Rescuers tend to a victim next to a derailed car at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rescuers tend to victims next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio s
Rescuers tend to victims next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
Derailed cars are seen at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. --
Derailed cars are seen at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people died after a train derailed on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported. -- PHOTO: AFP
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people reportedly died after the derailment. -- PHOTO: AP
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 24, 2013. At least 20 people reportedly died after the derailment. -- PHOTO: AP

MADRID (REUTERS) - At least 20 people died after a train derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, local Galician television and the Cadena Ser radio station reported.

A woman who was close to the site of the accident told the radio station that she had first heard a loud explosion and then seen the train derailed.

A Cadena Ser reporter on the scene said that all the wagons had derailed and that the site was strewn with bodies covered with blankets.