Swimmers observed a minute's silence before each competition on Thursday, including water polo, diving, open waters and synchronized swimming to show their support for the families' and victims of the accident, reports a news agency.

It was the worst train crash in 40 years in Spain. The accident happened on Wednesday evening when travelling from Madrid to Ferrol. It derailed on a bend after coming out of a tunnel.

A total of 218 passengers and crew were inside the train, which was were going to Santiago de Compostela on the eve of a festival dedicated to St. James, one of Jesus's 12 disciples. St. James' remains are said to rest in Santiago's centuries-old cathedral.


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