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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 April, 2005, 02:05 GMT 03:05 UK
In pictures: Japan train crash
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A commuter train has derailed and crashed into a building in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan, killing at least 89 people.
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More than 300 people have been injured, with passers-by believed to be among them.
Injured lie on the ground near the train wreckage
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Rescue teams were overwhelmed, and had to use train seats as stretchers.
Injured woman on stretcher
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About 580 people were on the train when it crashed just after the morning rush hour.
Rescuers at work
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The cause of the crash is being investigated. It is unclear whether the driver survived.
Injured survivors
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Several survivors said the train was travelling faster than usual before it derailed.
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Rescuers treated some of the injured at the scene of the accident.
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The rescue operation continued into the night, as some people were trapped in the wreckage for hours.


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