On Camera, Wildfire Surrounds Passenger Train In Spain Amid Europe’s Heatwave
Passengers on a train in Spain found themselves surrounded by flames on Monday as a wildfire tore through vegetation near the tracks in the northwestern province of Zamora.
The train was traveling from Madrid to Ferrol when it was temporarily stopped due to a fire near the road. A video of the tense moment is now going viral on social media, showing passengers growing in panic as they look out the window.
The clip recorded from the right hand side of the train shows an orange fire line outside. The video is then shot to the left, where similar fiery scenes are shown.
Taking to Twitter, train company Renfe shared a series of warnings about the fire and confirmed that rail services between Otero de Bodas and Zamora had been suspended.
“The circulation of all trains is suspended until further notice. Renfe has organized an alternative trucking service between Zamora and Sanabria AV stations for train passengers who have departed from their origin station,” Renfe’s Tweet read when translated into English.
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“At all times, the actions taken by Renfe are aimed at maintaining the security of the service and ensuring the integrity of the passengers,” the train company added.
Meanwhile, this takes place in the context of Europe experiencing a heat wave. Follow Newsweek, a fire in Zamora, northwest Spain, claimed the lives of two people. Local officials also reported that about 20 wildfires were still burning, stretching from the southwest to the northwest, destroying nearly 4,500 hectares.
Furthermore, the reporting agency says the death toll in Spain has reached at least 368 people affected by the heatwave.