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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 February 2007, 15:35 GMT
In pictures: Cumbrian train crash

A passenger standing in an overturned carriage. Picture taken by passenger and BBC executive Caroline Thomson

One person died and many were hurt when a train crashed in Cumbria on Friday. Several carriages were left on their side, as shown in this picture from passenger Caroline Thomson.

The derailed Virgin train

The crash happened near the town of Grayrigg, near Kendal.

Emergency crews at crash scene

Neither Virgin nor Network Rail have yet been able to say what might have caused the derailment.

A firefighter at work after the Cumbrian crash (picture from Caroline Thomson)

RAF helicopters, police and fire crews went to the scene and some passengers were taken to a nearby farm. (picture from Caroline Thomson)

Passengers after the Cumbrian train crash (picture from Caroline Thomson)

The train, a London to Glasgow service, had about 100 passengers on board. (picture from Caroline Thomson)

Emergency teams at train crash

The isolated location and lack of light made the rescue effort more difficult. Sent in by reader.

RAF footage of the crash site

This aerial image of the derailed train was taken by the RAF.

Black and white footage of the rescue effort

Rescue workers worked through the night to help passengers.

An injured passenger sits in front of a fire at a farm near the crash site (picture from Caroline Thomson)

Cumbria police set up a telephone line for worried relatives: 0800 056 0146.






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