Six injured as express train is derailed in Devon
Friday 07 March 1997
The carriages left the track, remaining upright but leaning to one side. Six people, including a child, were taken to hospital with cuts and bruises. One man was kept in overnight. Railtrack said the train was slowing down on its approach to Newton Abbot station but it was not yet known how fast it had been going. British Transport Police said an initial search of the track had not revealed any obstructions which might have caused the derailment. Westbound train services were suspended and a fleet of buses ferried stranded passengers from the scene.
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