The conductor of a train that derailed in northwestern Spain — killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 130 others — knew immediately that he screwed up and asked what to do, El Mundo reports.
“I’ve derailed,” Francisco Jose Garzon frantically told the Alvia Trains control room, according to transcripts of conversations in the aftermath. “What do I do? What am I supposed to do?”
He then reportedly told rescuers: “I f—-d up. I want to die.”
The 52-year-old has been detained by police after Wednesday’s accident.
He allegedly posted an image of a speedometer with the caption: “What joy it would be to get level with the police and then go past them making their speed guns go off. Ha ha!”
El Mundo reported the train, travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, may have approached speeds of up to 118 mph (190 km/h) — the limit is 50 mph (80 km/h) at the curve approaching the station at Santiago.
One of the dead has been identified as American Ana Maria Cordoba, from northern Virginia.
El Mundo notes that police have not begun listening to the train’s two black boxes, contrary to reports.
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