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Paddington remembered 10 years on

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Survivors and relatives of those who died stood in silence at the scene

Survivors of the Paddington rail crash and relatives of those who died stood in silence at the scene of the disaster exactly 10 years after it happened.

They gathered by a memorial stone in Ladbroke Grove, west London, at 0811 BST - the time when two trains collided in 1999, killing 31 people.

Also present were Transport Secretary Lord Adonis and leading rail figures.

Flowers were laid and a Great Western train - similar to one that crashed - passed on its way into Paddington.

Some of the relatives of the dead cried while placing flowers on a memorial stone bearing their names.

Denman and Maureen Groves, whose 25-year-old daughter Juliette was killed in the accident, were among those laying flowers.

The accountant from Chiswick, west London, was on board the Thames train which passed a red signal after leaving Paddington - crashing into a Great Western train arriving from Cheltenham.

Also at the ceremony was Pam Warren, whose badly burned face came to symbolise the accident.

Ms Warren, who had to wear a mask for 18 months after the crash, took her first train journey in a decade to arrive at Paddington.



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