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Steam train crash on mini railway

Train wreckage
An adult and two children had to be taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Thirteen people had to be treated by paramedics after a steam train crashed on a narrow gauge railway in Berkshire.

The accident on Beale Railway in Beale Park, Pangbourne, happened shortly after 1300 BST on Saturday, South Central Ambulance said.

An adult and two children had to be taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with injuries.

Nick Bailey, from Beale Park, said investigations with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) were continuing.

The train had just left the station at a slow pace when the incident happened. The service has now been suspended until the HSE investigation has been completed.

Mr Bailey, park director, said: "We always take public safety as a paramount thing.

"The service is run by a contractor rather than ourselves so we are working with them. They have their own safety officer investigating the incident."

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