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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 10:47 GMT 11:47 UK
In pictures: Australia rail crash

Television grab of the scene of the train crash near Kerang, Victoria state

The passenger train was 40 minutes into its journey to Melbourne when it collided with a truck at a level crossing.

Television picture grab of the train wreckage

Witnesses said the impact was so severe, carriages flipped over and at least one was ripped open down one side.

Television picture grab of the train wreckage

Emergency teams raced to the scene just north of the farming town of Kerang in central Victoria.

An injured victim of the train crash in Victoria state, Australia

More than 50 people were injured, with several in a serious condition. The death toll reached 10 as the evening wore on.

Air ambulance

Air ambulances took the most serious casualties to hospitals as far away as Melbourne.

Ambulance at the scene of the crash in Victoria state, Australia

Hospitals in the Kerang area were put on standby to receive the less seriously wounded.




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