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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 October, 2003, 14:10 GMT 15:10 UK
In pictures: Camden derailment
Police and fire engines outside Camden Town station
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A Tube train derailed on the northbound Northern Line at Camden Town station in north London at about 1015 on Sunday morning. The last carriage came off and hit a wall.
Injured passenger on a stretcher
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Seven people were taken to hospital - one had a broken leg and one had minor head injuries. None of the injuries was understood to be life threatening.
Fire crews and tape at the station
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About 200 passengers were led to safety by emergency crews. They said the tunnel was pitch dark and full of dust and debris.
Eyewitness Harry Anscombe talking to reporters outside the nearby Halfway House pub
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Eyewitness Harry Anscombe described passengers coming out in shock, and with blackened and bloodied faces.
Staff and emergency services outside Camden Town Station
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It is not yet known what caused the crash, although a track fault is suspected. Something falling off the train is another possibility.
Member of staff outside the closed station
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It is the second Tube derailment in 48 hours. A broken rail caused a crash on the Piccadilly Line on Friday. There were no injuries on that occasion.
Scene outside the station
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Questions are now being asked about the maintenance of the Tube, which was handed over to a private consortium at the beginning of the year.
 Lynne Featherstone, chairman of the London Assembly transport committee
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Lynne Featherstone, chairman of the London Assembly transport committee, said there appeared to have been a "catastrophic failure of the Tube's maintenance", and demanded answers.
Poster at Camden Town Station saying it is closed
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London Underground said the station was likely to be shut for about two days if the track was at fault, but "longer" if the train itself was the cause


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