As details of the horrific train crash in Spain's Santiago de Compostela emerge, families of the victims have started to speak out about their lost loved ones.
Emergency services have announced they will provide an official list of fatalities once the bodies have been identified. The announcement is expected around 10 p.m. local time. HuffPost Spain reports that relatives of missing passengers have provided DNA samples in case tests are necessary to identify the bodies.
MARTA JIMENEZ CAMACHO
The parents of Marta Jiménez Camacho, 30, have identified their daughter as one of the victims of the tragic accident, Europa Press reports. Marta traveled to Santiago de Compostela with her boyfriend, I.F. and his father, both from Ciudad Real, to attend a christening. The father of the young man is still missing.
One of the 80 dead in the train accident was a native of Talavera de la Reina, in the province of Toledo, and was 44 years old. L.M.R.V. was married, had two children, and ran an auto mechanics shop, according to Europa Press.
Journalist Enrique Beotas was born in Ávila and lived in Galicia. El Correo Gallego, the newspaper he worked for, confirmed his death to Europa Press. He was on his way to Santiago to join his wife and daughter to celebrate the festival of St. James.
Rosalina Ynoa, a top official in the Dominican Republic, was traveling to Santiago to surprise her sister with a visit. The woman found out last night that Rosalina had flown from her native country to Spain, and would have reached Santiago by train. Rosalina Ynoa is the youngest of several siblings and has four children, her sister told EFE.
David’s mother is an employee of the Health Services of Extremadura and he is the grandson of the mayor of Bohonal de Ibor, Isidoro Díaz, according to a press release by Extremadura's government.
Many of the train's passengers were traveling to Santiago to attend the festival of St. James. Police officer Elena Ausina was one of them.
ZELTIA C. P.
Zeltia C.P. from the town of Xunqueira de Ambía (Orense) is listed as one of the fatalities. Municipal officials are still awaiting news from her friends, according to the mayor of the town.
JOSÉ MARÍA ROMERAL
The vicar of the church of Santa Teresa de Colmenar Viejo, José María Romeral also died in the accident, according to a statement to Europa Press by a member of the parish. The Archidiose communicated the news of the vicar's passing on Tuesday. Romeral, 67, was born in he province of Ciudad Real. He had was headed to Ferrol to spend a few days with a friend.
CAROLINA BESADAMarta Besada the death of her sister, Carolina, on Twitter. "Rest in peace, Lila," she said. The young woman had previously tweeted to ask the citizenry for help in finding out her sister's fate.
Descansa en paz Lila...
— Marta Besada Garrido (@M_Besada) July 25, 2013
DAVID AND LAURA
David Martín from Extremadura, and Laura Naveiras from Galicia were traveling together on the affected train.
The Consell de l'Estudiantat mourned on its Facebook page: "We lost two great physicians, but above all, we lost two great companions, two great people.”
MOTHER OF CARLOS VÁZQUEZ PADÍN
One of the fatalities is the mother of Galician politician Carlos Vázquez Padín, leader of Converxencia XXI, who announced the tragic news on his Twitter profile.
Sara Fuenmayor was a 36-year-old Colombian who lived in Madrid for 15 years.She had an 11-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy.
Consuelo Florinda Iglesias had traveled to Galicia to join an annual reunion with her cousins and celebrate a reunion with her college classmates.
YOLANDA DELFÍN ORTEGA
The government of the Mexican state of Veracruz confirmed the identity of Yolanda Delfín Ortega, 22 years old, who according to local press reports had been studying Law for the last six months at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, as part of an exchange program.
This piece was translated from Spanish and originally appeared on HuffPost Spain.