UPDATE: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday

Reports are now saying that between 40 and 45 people are dead after a train crashed in Northwestern Spain. Another 70 have been injured.

All 13 carriages of the train derailed, and four overturned, the BBC reported. Images from the scene show one car torn apart, another on fire and blanket-covered bodies beside the ruined carriages.

A photographer at the scene said he saw dozens of what appeared to be dead bodies being extracted from the wreck by emergency workers.

Spanish National TV showed footage of what appeared to be several bodies covered by blankets alongside the tracks next to the damaged carriages.


At least 20 people are dead after a high-speed train crashed in Northwestern Spain, officials say.

Pictures of the scene showed at least one train car snapped into two pieces and another one of the train's cars on fire. Dozens are reportedly injured.

The train had 218 passengers aboard and was traveling from Madrid to the town of Ferrol.

Video courtesy of CNN

Pictures of the accident are popping up on social media outlets.