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Italian killed in Spanish rail crash buried in Sicily

The funeral of an Italian man killed in a rail crash in Spain, which left 79 people dead, will be held in Sicily on Tuesday evening.

Italian killed in Spanish rail crash buried in Sicily
A memorial service was held in Spain on Monday for the 79 victims of the rail disaster. Photo: Rafa Rivas/AFP

Dario Lombardo will be buried in his hometown of Forza d'Agrò, in the province of Messina, newspaper Giornale di Sicilia reported.

The 25-year-old student had been living with his parents in Germany when he went on the trip to Spain.

Fabio Di Cara, the mayor of Forza d'Agrò, declared a day of mourning and has cancelled a Saint's day celebrations on 11th August. 

On Monday, members of the Spanish government and royal family attended a memorial service for victims of the crash, which happened close to the city of Santiago de Compostela on 24th July.

The driver has been bailed on charges of reckless homicide, after reports that the train was travelling above the speed limit when it derailed. 

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Suspect in Spain police slaying agrees to be extradited to Italy

A Serbian-born man arrested in Spain over the killing of three men agreed on Sunday to be extradited to Italy where he is wanted for robbery and murder, a Spanish court said.

Suspect in Spain police slaying agrees to be extradited to Italy
Officers at the scene in the aftermath of the shooting. Photo: Guardia Civil/Twitter

Police arrested Norbert Feher on Friday in a rural area of Teruel province in the northeastern region of Aragon, where the slaying of two police officers and a rancher happened a day earlier.

During questioning by a judge, the 36-year-old said he had been in Spain since September and agreed to be sent back to Italy, the Superior Court of Justice of Aragon said in a statement.

The court said Italy could ask for him to be temporarily returned so he could stand trial for homicide and robberies before serving a possible prison sentence in Spain for the triple murder.

The Spanish judge took the testimony of Feher, who Italian media said was nicknamed “Igor the Russian”, to comply with a European arrest warrant Italy had issued for him.

Spanish police said he was in possession of three firearms at the time of his arrest, two belonging to the slain officers.