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Friday, 31 January, 2003, 06:00 GMT
In pictures: Train crash in Australia
Nine people died and many more were injured when a commuter train came off the rails near Sydney, Australia on Thursday.

The remoteness of the densely wooded site at Waterfall, 30 km (20 miles) south of Sydney, hampered rescue efforts.

Injured passenger is rescued
An injured passenger is carried from the wreckage

Train wreckage
The crash happened in a deep ravine, making rescue all the more difficult

Passenger on a stretcher
A crash victim is carried to a waiting helicopter

Wreckage scene
Hundreds of rescue workers were airlifted to the scene

An unidentified passenger winces in pain
An unidentified passenger winces in pain

Crash investigators
Crash investigators examine the front of the engine

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31 Jan 03 | Asia-Pacific
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