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Posted On: Apr. 6, 1997 12:00 AM CST

MADRID, Spain-The Spanish government has liability coverage for two fatal train crashes in Spain last week.

The state-owned Spanish rail network Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles, or RENFE, has liability coverage for injured passengers written by Spanish insurer Mapfre Seguros Generales S.A.

Ticketed passengers will be compensated for injuries and hospitalization costs, a RENFE spokeswoman in Madrid said.

She would not give any details of how families of those passengers killed in the accidents would be compensated. No estimate of total financial losses from the crashes has been given, and no more insurance information was available.

RENFE is investigating the accidents and will give the results to an investigative judge.

The first derailment occurred near Pamplona in Navarre prov-ince. At least 18 people were killed, and 94 were injured.

The causes of the derailment have not been made official, but local press reports have suggested the train was speeding.

The second derailment occurred on the same day about 19 miles northeast of Madrid. There were two deaths and 22 injuries in that accident.

BY Maria Kielmas>