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Prayers for the Santiago Train Crash Victims

I have been on the road for almost two weeks now.  I am currently in Spain at the tail end of a press trip for Al Andalus, one of the top 15 luxury trains in the world.   It has been a wonderful trip, something one can only dream of.

But before I write about my once-in-a-lifetime experience,  let me first offer my sincere sympathies to the families of  the victims of the tragic train accident last weekend. My group and I were actually in Santiago the day it happened.  We were having dinner and were scheduled  to watch the light show at the cathedral when we heard the terrible news.  It happened just around four kilometers away from the platform where our train was parked. The whole thing felt unreal. So far, 79 people have died and the train driver is now being held for ‘reckless homicide’.

As I walked around the  Praza do Obradoiro  yesterday, I saw these offerings around the cathedral. Santiago has declared seven days of mourning for the victims and there have been an outpouring of prayers and support from the Camino pilgrims since the accident.

For those who perished, may your journey bring you, finally, to the end of your road;  your final resting place by God’s side.

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  1. I thought of you when I saw the news. Glad you weren’t on that train!

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hi Inge,

      I know! It was such a sad thing. And just yesterday(?), two trains got into a head-on collision in Switzerland. What’s happening???

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