Francisco Jose Garzon Amo
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Spain train crash driver Francisco Amo 'was on phone'

The driver of a train which crashed in Spain last Wednesday was talking on the phone when it derailed, investigators say.

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was speaking to members of staff at the state-owned railway company, Renfe, when the train left the tracks, travelling at 153km/h (95mph).

Crash investigators had opened the train's "black-box" data recorder to find the cause of the crash, which left 79 people dead.

Susana Mendonca reports.

  • 31 Jul 2013
  • From the section Europe
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