Religious festival cancelled after Spain train crash

Officials in Santiago de Compostela have cancelled ceremonies planned for today, when Catholic pilgrims would have converged on the city to celebrate a festival honouring Saint James, the disciple of Jesus whose remains are said to rest in a shrine.

The city is the main gathering point for the faithful who make it to the end of the El Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage route that has drawn Christians since the Middle Ages.

The annual religious festival that attracts tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world.