Spanish train driver to appear in court

Francisco Jose Garzon, who is now being held on suspicion of negligent homicide, is expected to give testimony.

    The driver of the train that crashed in Spain last week killing 78 people is due to be questioned by a judge.

    Francisco Jose Garzon, 52, is set to answer questions about what went wrong by Sunday evening at the latest.

    He was detained on suspicion of negligent homicide following Wednesday's crash in Santiago de Compostela.

    Blame has increasingly fallen on the driver, with the country's railway agency saying it was his responsibility to brake before going into the high-risk curve where the train tumbled off the rails and smashed into a wall.

    But it is still not clear whether the brakes failed or were never used, and the driver has remained silent so far.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.