One dead in Cumbria train crash

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One dead in Cumbria train crash

23 February 2007

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An elderly woman has died and five other passengers have been seriously hurt in a train derailment in Cumbria.

Several carriages were left on their side after a Virgin London to Glasgow service crashed at Grayrigg, near Kendal, at 2015 GMT, at about 95mph.

Police said 22 people went to hospital and dozens more were "walking wounded".

Investigators say no cause has yet been established, but rail union chief Bob Crow said he had been told the accident was due to a points failure.


Source:BBC News.

See also

Grayrigg RAIB prelimary report

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