Monday, March 4

A court investigates the stop of the train that was surprised by the flames during the Bejís forest fire

The Court of First Instance and Instruction number 1 of Segorbe (Castellón) has opened a case to investigate the event that occurred last August in which several passengers on a train that covered the Valencia-Zaragoza line were injured after leaving the convoy due to its proximity to the Bejís fire.

The driver of the train trapped in the fire declares that several travelers invaded the cabin to flee despite asking them not to leave

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According to the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJCV), the court has decided to open a case to investigate the facts after receiving the police report.

The procedure, details the Valencian high court, is initially open for the crimes of injuries and damages, without prejudice to further qualification.

At this time, there is no person investigated in the case. There is also no one summoned to testify.

Several injured, some seriously

The events occurred last August, when several passengers on a Renfe train that made the journey between Valencia and Zaragoza suffered injuries -three of them serious due to burns and between 8 and 10 minor ones- when leaving the wagons before the proximity of the Bejís fire.

In relation to the incident, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, appeared to support the actions of the train driver, who was caught in the fire.

For its part, the Minister of Justice, Interior and Public Administration, presented in the Permanent Council of the Corts the preliminary report prepared by the Provincial Firefighters Consortium, which reflects three hours in which a forest fire became a “ firestorm”, “hugely violent and erratic” with forward speeds “absolutely anomalous”.