From: News.com.au: Train 'destroyed everything in path'
More than 100 people were injured when the high-speed Tilt Train travelling from Brisbane to Cairns derailed and overturned at 12.06am (AEST) about 400km north of Brisbane.
The QAS spokesman said he was greeted with a scene that reminded him of something out of a TV show or a movie.
"The train is just a twisted wreck, it's an absolute bloody mess," he said. "The train has ploughed through the dirt like a bulldozer," the spokesman said. "It's taken out trees, anything that was in its path has gone."
The spokesman said altogether, 161 people had been treated for various injuries ranging from severe to minor.
From: Track inspected hours before crash
Queensland Rail's corporate affairs manager Lily Harrison said the section of track where the accident occurred was one of the most regularly inspected in the state.
"It actually is one of the best maintained portions of track because it carries fast trains," she said."
Originally posted by Hellmutt
The tracks were inspected hours before crash.
Now thatīs weird. This "accident" should not have happened at all.
Unless it was............ sabotage.