Scores die in Madrid bomb carnage

Not tech news, our thoughts and prayers are with the famalies and people of Spain in this difficult time.

A string of deadly blasts has hit three Madrid train stations during the rush hour with latest reports speaking of at least 131 people killed. Dazed and bloodied commuters staggered from the Atocha station in the heart of the Spanish capital where two blasts destroyed a suburban train.

Two other train stations were also hit by the near simultaneous explosions. Spain's government has blamed Basque separatist group Eta for the attacks which come ahead of Sunday's elections. From the initial confusion, the scale of death and destruction has become ever more apparent.

The emergency services say 131 people are so far known to have died but warn that the figure could rise further. At least 400 people were injured and Madrid's hospitals, swamped with casualties, made an urgent appeal for blood donations.

Emergency numbers for worried relatives: (00 34) 900 200 222 & (00 34) 915 767 000

News source: BBC News

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