DNI to examine “Spain’s Worst Rail Disaster”

The Discovery Networks International documentary special from ITN Productions will analyze the recent train crash in Santiago de Compostella, Spain, which killed 79 passengers.
August 29, 2013

Discovery Networks International (DNI) will broadcast a documentary special from ITN Productions that examines the recent tragic train crash in Santiago de Compostella, Spain which killed 79 people and has left more than 20 passengers still in critical condition.

Spain’s Worst Rail Disaster will air on September 29 via Discovery Channel in DNI’s 224 territories throughout Western Europe, Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

The project will, according to DNI, present a “second-by-second” analysis of the crash and probe into the questions of what caused the train to derail, and what happened in the moments just before and immediately following the event.

“The Santiago de Compostella crash was a truly tragic event that made headlines around the world,” said Emma Read, exec producer of the special and head of factual and features at ITN Productions. “This documentary will look back at the trail of events that led to the crash as well as the devastating aftermath.  Through expert production, exclusive interviews and footage, and 3D graphics we’ll investigate important questions that need to be asked and consider the impact the crash will have on the future of train travel.”

The special was commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre and exec produced by Tom Gorham for Discovery Networks Western Europe.

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