As the train sped from Madrid to the town of El Ferrol in north-western Spain, Yesica Medina paced up and down between passengers with her six-week-old daughter in her arms, cradling her child to stop her crying on the long journey home.
Mercifully, the baby finally dropped off to sleep and Yesica returned to her seat in the first-class carriage intending to place baby Teresita in a cot on the seat opposite.
At her side was her husband, Daniel Castro, and across from him sat Carlos, the couple’s seven-year-old son, who was playing with a dinosaur toy he had bought on his first visit to the Spanish capital.
At that instant, the family could have had no idea they were about to be caught up in – and miraculously survive – Spain’s worst rail disaster for almost 70 years.
“At the exact moment I sat down, that exact moment, the…
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