24 July 2013

Deadly Train Derailment and Crash Near Santiago de Compostela on the Eve of the Feast of St. James

At least 56 people are dead in a train crash near Santiago which occurred on the eve of tomorrow's great feast day. I certainly do not know the cause of the crash. Some witnesses did state they heard an explosion before the train derailed.

I hope it is merely an accident, and not sabotage. The reason it comes to mind at all is that the train was carrying many people heading to Santiago for the celebration of St. James, who is known in Spain by the title Santiago Matamoros-- St. James the Moorslayer.

May the dead rest in peace. St. James, pray for us.

1 comment:

Jeanne Holler said...

Eternal rest be granted to each of them that lost there lives.