At Least Six Americans Injured in Spain Train Crash

July 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A deadly train crash in Spain on July 24 has injured at least six Americans, said President Barack Obama.

Obama released a statement from himself and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, on July 25.

“Michelle and I were shocked and saddened by the news of yesterday’s tragic train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. On behalf of the American people, we offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and loved ones of the more than 80 people who lost their lives. We extend our wishes for a full recovery to those who were hurt. We also offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Spain and to the rescue personnel who are working to locate the missing and treat the injured – including at least six Americans. Today the American people grieve with our Spanish friends, who are in our thoughts and prayers. We stand ready to provide any assistance we can in the difficult days ahead.”

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