A passenger said in a video posted on local daily La Voz de Galicia that the train suddenly started wobbling
A train ran off the tracks in Spain's northwestern province of Galicia today killing at least four and injuring 50 on its way to Portugal.
A Portuguese train driver and a ticket inspector were among the fatalities, Russia Today reported.
A passenger said in a video posted on local daily La Voz de Galicia that the train suddenly started wobbling.
"It wouldn't stop. I was sitting down and I fell to the ground," she said. "And then the train stopped. It was that quick."
Ramon Gonzalez, a witness interviewed by Spanish television who works in the station cafeteria near the accident, said there was a "very strong bang", AFP reported.
"It was full of black smoke ... It's a straight line, the train was due to stop in 50 metres (164 feet), so this isn't normal. There are still some injured here but not very serious, the seriously injured were quickly evacuated."
The incident happened around 9.30 am local time. The train was travelling from the Galician town of Vigo to the city of Porto in Portugal
"There isn't bad visibility there, it emerges from a curb," Eva Garcia de la Torre, mayor of O Porrino, told the Cadena Ser radio. She added that the train looked old. But the reason of the derailment has yet to be determined.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave his condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a quick recovery to the injured in a tweet.
Anxo Fdez Saborido, a Twitter user, posted pictures of the derailed train on the social media site.
State-run railway operator Renfe said it deeply regretted the accident in a tweet.
In 2013, a rail disaster in Galicia had killed 80 people and injured 144 after the train derailed and slammed into a concrete security wall near Santiago de Compostela.
(WION with inputs from agencies)