Lawyers retrace Madrid massacre train

19th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

19 May 2005, MADRID — The rush-hour train to Madrid had two unusual additions — a judge and a prosecutor who are investigating the Madrid massacre.

19 May 2005

MADRID — The rush-hour train to Madrid had two unusual additions — a judge and a prosecutor who are investigating the Madrid massacre.

Judge Juan del Olmo and the chief prosecutor Olga Sanchez took part in a reconstruction of the journey from Alcala de Henares where the bombs were planted to the Atocha station in the centre of the city, where they went off.

Ten bombs on four rush-hour trains killed 191 people and injured more than 1,500 on 11 March last year.

Del Olmo and Sanchez took the 7.01am train to get a better idea of how the terrorists might have planted the bombs.

They must have taken the same journey to make sure the timing of the explosives would work.

The lawyers were accompanied by police investigating the case and made an inspection of the Kangoo truck in which the bombs were transported to the station.

The truck was stolen on 28 February. It was discovered in the car park of the station at Alcala days after the attacks.

Renfe train staff explained to the passengers who was taking the train with them.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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