Sad news from Santiago de Compostela this evening, as a train has crashed near the city, with many reported dead and other passengers injured.
We are waiting on updates on the train accident in Santiago but if you have any concerns about friends or family travelling with us, please contact the CaminoWays.com team on our emergency number: +353 830028037.
If you are in Santiago de Compostela and would like to help in this difficult time, emergency services are requesting the public to give blood at the Centro de Transfusión de Galicia, in Monte da Condesa and the following hospitals/centres in other cities:
A Coruña – CHUAC
Vigo – Nicolás Peña
Ourense – CHOU
Pontevedra – Hospital Provincial
Ferrol – Hospital Marcide
Lugo – Lucus Augusti
Emergency numbers in Santiago are:
Renfe (train company): 900101660 (from Spain only)
Cruz Roja (Red Cross): (+34) 981586969
Local Police: (+34) 981512323
For family members: (+34) 981551100
*Update: Our Saint James Day celebrations planned for Thursday 25th July at the CaminoWays.com office in Dublin city centre have been cancelled, as a mark of respect for the victims and everybody affected.