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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 November, 2004, 11:33 GMT
In pictures: Berkshire train crash
Search teams at the site
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All eight carriages came off the tracks when a train carrying 300 passengers hit a car on a level crossing near Reading.
Jon Stace
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"The noise was terrifying...as soon as the lights went out, everyone was in a state of shock," said student Jon Stace
Passenger on stretcher
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Seven people died and at least four were seriously injured in the crash at 1815 GMT on Saturday. A seventh person died on Sunday as a result of his injuries.
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Trotter, British Transport Police, and ambulance service spokesman Graham Coves
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Emergency services continued working under spotlights in the dark.
Search teams at night
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All those trapped were freed by about 2330 GMT, but search teams continued to look through the wreckage.
Search teams
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Specialist police search teams arrived on Sunday to search for evidence and property.
The level crossing
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The investigation is examining the possibility that a car was deliberately reversed onto the track.
The scene on Sunday morning
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The drivers of the train and the car are among the dead. Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has promised a full inquiry.
The car
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The car wreck was later covered with a tent in preparation for a forensic examination
Emergency workers at the site. Picture by Tim Dellor
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The Rail Passengers' Council has called for an inquiry into the safety of level crossings





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