High-speed Train Derails In Australia

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posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 05:02 PM
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161 people were injured, some of them seriously when a high-speed train derailed in Australia.


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.

Some say the passengers were very lucky. This could have become much worse.

Related news sources:
The New Zealand Herald: More than 100 injured in Queensland train derailment
News.com.au: Passenger tells of crash chaos
The Australian: Politicians pray for train victims
The Courier-Mail: Tilt Train runs off the tracks
The Courier-Mail: Tilt train rolls 100 hurt




posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 07:20 PM
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The tracks were inspected hours before crash.


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."


Now thatīs weird. This "accident" should not have happened at all.
Unless it was............ sabotage.



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 07:22 PM
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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.


I think the old addage of "# Happens" comes into play at this point.

There have been an odd number of train accidents in the news lately tho, 2 trains collided in the DC Metro a few days ago, and that Amtrak train got derailed in New Jersey (??).





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