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Spain Train 4
Title:
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Summary: Spanish prime minister visits scene of train derailment, Galician president comments
Story No: 902021
Source: POOL, AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 07/25/2013 10:57 AM
People: Mariano Rajoy
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++PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION IS ALL SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA++

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1. Pan of crash scene

2. Wide of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy surrounded by officials and media

3. Wide of Rajoy and officials walking around crash scene

4. Wide of emergency workers at scene

5. Wide of Rajoy and officials walking around crash scene

6. Wide of crash scene

7. Various of emergency workers at scene

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8. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the region of Galicia:

"During the next seven days Galicia will be in official mourning and sad forever. We will remember those who lost their lives in this tragic event. At this moment, 77 people are confirmed dead, but work continues at the scene."

9. Cutaway flags

10. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the region of Galicia:

"July 24 will no longer be the eve of a day of celebration but rather one commemorating one of the saddest days in the history of Galicia, but tragedy brings out the best in people. July 24th, 2013, the day the train derailment took away the lives and dreams of many people, will be also the day on which the Galicians overwhelmed blood donation centres."

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11. Close of wrecked train

12. Pan of crash scene

STORYLINE:

Spanish investigators were trying on Thursday to determine why a passenger train jumped the tracks and sent eight cars crashing into each other just before arriving in

the northwestern shrine city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday evening.

At least 77 people were killed and more than 140 injured in the accident.

Authorities did not identify any possible causes of the accident on a pronounced curve just outside Santiago de Compostela, but a spokeswoman with Spain's Interior Ministry said on Thursday that the possibility that the derailment was caused by a "terrorist" attack had been ruled out.

She spoke on condition of anonymity because of ministry policy.

It was Spain's deadliest train accident since 1972, when a train collided with a bus in southwestern Spain, killing 86 people and injuring 112.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was born in Santiago de Compostela, toured the crash scene on Thursday with rescue workers and then went to a hospital to visit injured passengers.

Officials in the city meanwhile cancelled ceremonies for its annual religious festival that attracts tens of thousands of Christians from around the world.

Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the region of Galicia of which Santiago de Compostela is the capital, declared seven days of mourning to honour the victims.

"July 24th will no longer be the eve of a day of celebration but rather one commemorating one of the saddest days in the history of Galicia," said Feijoo.

But he praised those of the region, saying said July 24th was also the day on which "Galicians overwhelmed blood donation centres."

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People: Mariano Rajoy
Organisations: Spain government
Locations: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
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Germany Train 6
Title:
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Summary: Minister visits site of deadly train crash, night pix of wreckage
Story No: 673885
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 01/30/2011 09:48 PM
People: Angela Merkel
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1. Wide of accident site

2. Mid of police standing next to railway track

3. Wide of excavator removing wreckage parts

4. Mid of excavator removing wreckage parts

5. Mid of damaged train

6. Wide of firefighters standing next to fire truck

7. Wide of accident site surrounding

8. Wide of excavator removing wreckage parts, emergency crew watching

9. Wide of damaged train part

10. Various of Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport, arriving to the accident site

11. SOUNDBITE: (German) Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport:

"With sadness, together with my colleague Karl-Heinz Daehre, minister of transport of Saxony-Anhalt, I came here to the accident site. I personally and also on behalf of the Federal Government - including also the chancellor, with whom I was also in contact - like to convey our heartfelt sympathy, especially for the families of the victims and of the survivors. It is terrible when - probably while a ride home on a late Saturday evening - such a terrible accident occurs."

12. Cutaway of media

13. SOUNDBITE: (German) Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport:

"I also would like to express my respect and gratitude to all members of the rescue forces, as I have just done so already."

14. Mid of media

15. Ramsauer leaving

16. Mid of sign, reading: (German) "Accident!" with police van and two rescuers standing

STORYLINE:

German authorities said on Sunday that the death toll could still rise from a head-on collision between a cargo train and a passenger train that killed at least 10 people, injured 23 others and left wreckage scattered across a frost-covered field.

The trains crashed in heavy fog late on Saturday on a single-line track near the eastern German village of Hordorf, close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, vaulting the passenger train from the track and tipping it onto its side.

The front rows of the first passenger compartment were crushed and several seats lay outside the train.

Both trains caught fire, but most of the dead were killed on impact, police said.

The crash is one of the worst train accidents in Germany's history.

The crash was so strong that the passenger train was catapulted off the tracks, said Armin Friedrich, the police officer in charge of the rescue efforts.

Nearly 200 police and rescue workers were sent to the crash site.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, and experts said they were still looking at all possibilities, including technical failure and human error.

Police said it was too early to comment on a possible cause.

The passenger train operated by Harze Elbe Express was on its way from Magdeburg to Halberstadt with about 50 passengers aboard, moving at a speed of 62 mph (100 kph), when it crashed with the cargo train, which was going 50 mph (80 kph).

The cargo train, run by Peine-Salzgitter, was carrying calcium carbonate, often used as a calcium substitute or antacid.

At the scene, mangled parts of the blue and yellow passenger train were scattered around the field.

The noise of the collision was heard in the village of Oschersleben, more than four miles (about seven kilometres) away.

Due to the heavy fog, rescue helicopters were not able to fly the injured to nearby hospitals and they had to be taken by ambulance instead.

Most of the injured were so severely hurt that doctors fear the death toll could rise.

Police said they were having trouble identifying victims because most of them were not carrying ID.

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences, saying she too was shocked.

In 2006, 23 people were killed in a train accident in Emsland in northern Germany and 101 people died in 1998, when a high-speed train derailed near Eschede in Lower-Saxony.

Keyword train crash

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People: Angela Merkel
Locations: Hordorf, Germany
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US Train 4
Title:
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Summary: WRAP At least 12 killed, dozens injured in train crash, Mayor s'bite
Story No: 578176
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 09/13/2008 10:30 AM
People: Antonio Villaraigosa
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++DAY SHOTS++

++MUTE++

September 12, 2008

1. Aerial; smoke billowing from carriage, wide of crash scene

2. Aerial; zoom into medical crews assisting victim

3. Aerial; zoom out to reveal firefighters tackling blaze

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++DAY SHOTS++

September 12, 2008

4. Wide of train on track

5. Close of back door of train

6. Mid of firefighters on ladders working to free people trapped inside train

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Denise Tyrrell, Metrolink spokesperson:

"It's just a horrible scene, I must tell you. We are extremely concerned about the passengers who are still on the train, we are still evacuating people. We have multiple injuries and multiple fatalities at this time."

8. Close of firefighters rescuing people

9. Wide of crash scene

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Pablo Espinoza, Train passenger:

"Yeah, I was sleeping, I was supposed to be, I'm on vacation, I'm travelling and I just hear this impact and everyone was screaming and everyone with blood all around. Just crazy, crazy."

11. Various of firefighters taking a victim away on a stretcher

12. Wide of triage area

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++NIGHT SHOTS++

September 12, 2008

13. Aerial; wide of crash scene

14. Aerial; emergency crews working on top of overturned carriage

15. Various aerials; rescuers at triage centre

16. Aerial; wide of crews removing victim from wreckage

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++NIGHT SHOTS++

September 13, 2008

17. Wide of wreckage

18. Close on mangled part of train

19. Close on overturned train car

20. Wide of overturned train car

21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles

"There's nothing that I could possibly say tonight to comfort those who have lost a loved one."

22. Body being lowered down to the ground

23. Firefighters paying respect to the dead

24. Wide of firefighters carrying body away

STORYLINE:

Emergency crews worked desperately through the night and into Saturday morning, ripping into a mangled train car to search for an unknown number of people trapped in a horrific train wreck in Los Angeles.

A Metrolink commuter train carrying 222 people collided head-on with a freight train on Friday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring about 135.

The death toll was expected to increase as firefighters dug deeper into the wreckage.

Firefighters put out a fire under part of the train and pulled people from the passenger car, which was rested on its side with the Metrolink engine shoved inside it.

Fire Chief Douglas Barry said heavy equipment was brought in to take apart cars, including one that some victims still trapped inside.

"There's nothing that I could possibly say tonight to comfort those who have lost a loved one," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, adding that it was the worst accident he had ever seen.

Dr. Marc Eckstein, medical director for the city Fire Department, said 135 people were transported to hospitals - about 85 of them in serious or critical condition.

In the initial hours after the disaster, firefighters treated the injured at three triage areas near the wreck, and helicopters flew in and out of a nearby landing area on medical evacuation flights.

Rescuers worked atop the wreckage and through breaches in the passenger car to reach victims.

Dazed and injured passengers sat on the ground.

"Everyone was screaming and everyone with blood all around. Just crazy, crazy," said Pablo Espinoza who was on the passenger train.

Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell said the Metrolink train left Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and was headed northwest to Moorpark in Ventura County.

"It's just a horrible scene," said Tyrrell.

"I must tell you we are extremely concerned about passengers who are still on the train, we are still evacuating people. We have multiple injuries and multiple fatalities at this time," she explained.

The trains collided about 4:30 pm local time (2330 GMT) in the Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Zoe Richmond said it was common in California for freight and commuter trains to share the same track.

The crash happened in an area where the tracks form a �U� shape, about 2,500 feet (760 meters) wide. At the top of the bend is a 500-foot (150-meter) long tunnel that runs beneath Stoney Point Park, popular with climbers for its large boulders.

On the north side of the tunnel, there is a siding, a length of track where one train can wait for another to pass, Tyrrell said.

The federal investigation into the crash will be headed by the National Transportation Safety Board, said Steven Kulm, a spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration.

The FRA will conduct a review of whether any federal rail safety regulations were violated.

Prior to Friday, the worst disaster in Metrolink's history occurred on January 26, 2005, in suburban Glendale when a man parked a gasoline-soaked SUV on railroad tracks.

A Metrolink train struck the SUV and derailed, striking another Metrolink train traveling the other way, killing 11 people and injuring about 180 others.

Juan Alvarez was convicted this year of murder for causing that crash.

Keyword train crash

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People: Antonio Villaraigosa
Organisations: U.S. Department of Transportation, United States government
Locations: Los Angeles, California, United States
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US Collision
Title:
SD
Summary: 2 trains on Boston 'T' collide at rush hour; several injured, operator trapped
Story No: 566459
Source: US POOL
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 05/29/2008 02:15 AM
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1. Wide aerial of train crash scene

2. Top shot of rescue workers going through the wreckage

3. Pan of rescue workers standing around the mangled wreckage of the train

4. Various of fire fighters and rescue workers clearing out the scene

STORYLINE:

Two commuter trains collided on Wednesday evening outside the city of Boston in the United States, injuring several passengers and trapping a seriously injured train operator, authorities said.

According to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MTBA) spokesman, Joe Pesaturo, there were multiple injuries as the trains were packed with commuters.

The collision happened when a two carriage train slammed into the back of another similar train while approaching Woodland Station, Pesaturo said.

Rescue workers were trying to free the woman train operator, whose train slammed into the back of another.

One passenger was flown to a Boston hospital.

The number and nature of the injuries was not immediately clear, said Kathleen Doyle of the Newton Fire Department.

Passengers described a confused scene immediately after the crash, with some passengers screaming and small fires breaking out on the side of the train.

There was no immediate word on the root cause of the crash, which occurred on a branch of the Green Line, part of the MBTA system serving greater Boston.

Keyword train crash

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Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Pakistan Train 3
Title:
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Summary: WRAP Train carrying holiday travellers derails, 56 feared dead ADDS hospital
Story No: 547717
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/19/2007 10:45 AM
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Near Mehrabpur

1. Various of derailed train

2. Soldiers carrying dead body on stretcher

3. Various of soldiers and women surrounding covered bodies on train tracks

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Colonel Maqsood Ali, Pakistan Army:

"I've seen many injured people, and if you say the seriously injured, maybe you can make out 40/50 and if you say minor injuries, so the extent may go up to 225. We can't exactly say but we have calculated and we have seen and there are around 20 to 25 deaths out there."

5. Soldiers treating injured man

6. Soldiers carrying injured man on stretcher

Near Mehrabpur

7. Various of derailed train showing mangled, twisted wreckage

8. Various of locals helping people trapped in carriages

9. Man trapped in train

10. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Abdul Hafeez, surviving passenger:

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"I was sleeping on the train, then I heard the train coming off the tracks and then there was a blackout. I saw lots of people injured."

11. Wide of soldiers keeping crowd back

Near Mehrabpur

12. Various of crane moving pieces of wreckage

13. Soldiers carrying dead body on stretcher

Mehrabpur

14. Man who lost his father crying outside the Talka Hospital

15. Man who lost father in crash crying

16. Man carrying small child injured in train crash

17. Various of injured man treated in ward

18. Covered bodies in hospital

19. Mid of people looking at bodies

20. Wide of room with bodies

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr Shafi Toor, Superintendent, Talka Hospital:

"We received 203 injured, and 23 dead persons, up to now, from which ten dead bodies have been disposed, sixteen are still present in the ward, and all other patients are also been disposed. 26 are remaining in our wards, at present, seriously injured, still present in our hospital."

22. Exterior of hospital

STORYLINE

An express train crowded with holiday travellers derailed in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 56 people and injuring at least 200, officials said.

The train was speeding from Karachi towards Lahore when at least 12 of its 16 carriages came off the rails near Mehrabpur, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Karachi.

It was unclear what caused the accident, which left hundreds of terrified passengers to claw their way out of the mangled wreckage in total darkness.

By mid morning, rescuers had brought 56 bodies to three nearby hospitals, emergency officials said, including Talka Hospital in Mehrabpur.

Army engineers used two cranes and cutting equipment to free the last survivors, including a girl aged about three with a bloodied left foot, from one of the badly damaged carriages, many of which were thrown down an embankment into a waterlogged field.

Dozens of soldiers and police helped tend the injured and carry them away to waiting ambulances, as hundreds of people from the surrounding villages looked on.

The train, which derailed at about 0200 (2100 GMT Tuesday), was loaded with an estimated 9-hundred passengers, many of them heading home for the Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Adha.

Abdul Hafeez, a surviving passenger, told AP Television that he was on train when the accident happened.

"I was sleeping on the train, then I heard the train coming off the tracks and then there was a blackout. I saw lots of people injured," he said.

Army officers in charge of the relief operation said an initial inspection of the track found no sign of sabotage.

They said excessive speed coupled with poor maintenance might have been to blame.

Some of the injured and dead were taken to the nearby Talka Medical Hospital in Mehrabpur.

Deadly accidents are a regular occurrence on Pakistan's colonial-era railway network.

A speeding train struck a crowded bus at a railway crossing near Lahore in October, killing 12 people and injuring about 50 others.

About 130 people died in July 2005 when three trains collided in southern Pakistan.

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Locations: Mehrābpur, Balochistān, Pakistan
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UK Train
Title:
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Summary: High-speed passenger train derails, one killed
Story No: 513958
Source: SKY NEWS
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 02/24/2007 06:04 AM
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1. Rescue worker walking past fire engines at scene, walking to police vehicle

2. Long shot of rescue workers using ladders to climb down from train carriage

3. Rescue workers carrying torches gathered by derailed carriage

4. Long shot of rescue workers carrying plastic bags away from carriage, inspecting bags

5. Rescue workers gathered round light by track

6. Dark shot of derailed carriage lying on one end

Keyword- train crash

STORYLINE:

One passenger was killed and several others injured when a high speed train derailed, while travelling from London to Scotland on Friday, authorities said.

An ambulance spokeswoman said all passengers had been removed from the train.

The spokeswoman for Cumbria Ambulance Service said she could not confirm the exact numbers of passengers on the train at the time of the incident, but said it was fewer than the 180 officials reported earlier.

Earlier reports suggested up to eight people had been trapped, when part of the nine-car train slipped down an embankment after it came off the tracks.

Several people, including the driver were injured some seriously, officials said.

The Glasgow-bound Virgin train derailed near Lambrigg in the county of Cumbria, 270 miles (435 kilometres) northwest of London, after reportedly hitting an obstruction, at 8:10 p.m. (2010GMT).

British Transport Police said the accident location was remote, between the towns of Oxenholme and Tebay.

A Virgin Trains spokesman told Sky News that the cause of the accident was unknown.

The Cumbria Ambulance Service spokeswoman said all of the train's nine carriages had derailed.

Twelve ambulances and five fire trucks attended the scene and the Royal Air Force dispatched three Sea King helicopters and two mountain rescue teams.

The military helicopters, along with one police helicopter, were sent to transport the injured to hospitals.

A British Broadcasting Corporation executive, who was on the train, told the BBC that it appeared to hit something and lurched from side to side in what she said was "a very dramatic way".

Another passenger told the BBC she was reading a book when the journey became bumpy, like the train was being battered by heavy winds.

She said the train flipped over, and items such as bottles and bags were flying everywhere.

The train involved in the crash was a Pendolino, which has a special tilting mechanism that allows it to reach speeds of 125 miles per hour (200 kilometres per hour).

The area where the train derailed has seen two accidents on its railway lines in the past four years.

Rail safety has been a problem in Britain in recent years.

One of the most serious accidents occurred in October 1999, when a train heading out of London's Paddington station went through a red light and crashed into an incoming high-speed train, killing 31 people.

Around 400 people were injured in the accident, which was Britain's worst rail crash in 25 years.

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Locations: Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
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France Crash
Title:
SD
Summary: Train crash kills at least 4 in Lorraine region, 9 trapped
Story No: 499357
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 10/11/2006 07:44 PM
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1. Wide of the site of the accident

2. Pan from carriages lying on one side to emergency teams working

3. Firemen looking at one of the carriages

4. Tilt up from fireman on the door of carriage to more firemen working among debris

5. Wide of firemen working among debris

6. Firemen talking on the walkie-talkie

7. Authorities and experts at the site

8. Policemen and gendarmes at the site

9. Emergency teams working

10. Close up of one carriage on top of another

11. Pan of train, policemen near by

STORYLINE:

Two trains collided on Wednesday in northeastern France close to the border with Luxembourg, killing at least four people.

It is feared the number of dead may rise.

The late morning crash in Zoufftgen, about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) south of the border with Luxembourg, involved a passenger train and a freight train that collided head-on, a spokesman for French rail operator SNCF said.

Rail officials said the train drivers - one French, another from Luxembourg - as well as a person on the tracks also were believed dead.

The SNCF had said about 10 people on the passenger train were believed to have been killed and 20 others injured.

However, the local government for the Lorraine region, later revised its casualty figure downward from 10 to four dead, and said nine others were trapped inside the wreckage.

Several cars of the freight train were either crumpled up, bent skyward or tipped over on their sides.

The passenger train had been travelling from Luxembourg to the French city of Nancy.

The train line it was travelling on was being repaired, so it switched onto a second track, hitting the oncoming freight train, it was reported.

More than 100 rescue workers were at or heading to the crash site to set up a mobile hospital and treat victims, a local fire chief said.

Keyword- train crash

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Locations: Zoufftgen, Lorraine, France
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Israel Train 4
Title:
SD
Summary: Police now say five dead in train-truck collision in central Israel
Story No: 486444
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 06/12/2006 06:27 PM
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1. Various of overturned train carriage and wreck

2. Israeli policemen

3. Overturned train carriage and wreck

4. Pan of body wrapped in white sheet being carried on stretcher, pan back of overturned train carriage

STORYLINE

Five people were killed and 67 injured in central Israel on Monday when a train carrying hundreds of passengers slammed into a pickup truck, causing a locomotive and three carriages to overturn, police and rescue officials said.

Most of the injuries were slight, but 10 people were hospitalised in moderate condition, rescue officials said.

All five of the dead had been trapped inside one of the overturned cars, a rescue service spokesman said.

About 150 rescue personnel were called in to free a total of seven trapped passengers from the seven-car train.

Some scaled ladders to enter cars tipped through their windows.

A side and roof of one car were pried open to allow access and oxygen to flow in.

Rescue workers clambered into the derailed cars with oxygen tanks and water, and boards with neck braces were at the ready to rush the freed passengers to waiting ambulances.

A bulldozer razed trees and bushes close to the crash site to bring rescue vehicles closer.

A medic who entered one of the tipped cars, said the inside was so badly twisted that rescue workers weren't able to manoeuvre to

administer extensive treatment.

Police said the truck had stopped at a closed train crossing, but was pushed onto the tracks by another vehicle that plowed into it from behind.

The driver escaped before the train struck, and tried to alert Israel Railways to the vehicle on the tracks, but wasn't able to avert the train wreck, media reported.

The train, travelling at high speed, crashed to a stop several hundred metres (yards) from the crossing after slamming into the side of a small hill covered with eucalyptus trees.

Twisted metal, downed trees and tipped train cars were scattered on and alongside the tracks.

One of the derailed cars was wedged between the locomotive and another passenger car.

Another lay diagonally across the tracks.

The crushed pickup truck stood several metres (yards) away from the tracks, and several seats were thrown from the damaged train cars.

A spokesman for Israel Railways, said 200 passengers were on the train.

Keyword- train crash

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Locations: Netanya, Central District, Israel
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Mexico Accident
Title:
SD
Summary: 18 killed, several injured after train and bus collide
Story No: 507888
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/29/2006 02:09 AM
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1. Wide of people at scene of accident

2. Close-up of bus wreckage

3. Medium of emergency workers and onlookers near destroyed bus

4. Close-up of fire fighter

5. Pan of fire fighters removing dead body from wreckage on stretcher

6. Medium of rescue workers placing body on ground

7. Medium of fire fighters removing dead body from wreckage on stretcher

8. Pan right police carrying body on stretcher into ambulance

9. Pan right of firefighters carrying body on stretcher

10. Body being placed in back of ambulance

11. Emergency workers placing body on stretcher and carrying it away with person's belongings

12. Body being placed in back of ambulance

13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Vox Pop:

"The driver was simply careless. Then the train came and the bus was in the middle of the road, can you imagine that? There have been many accidents out there."

14. Pan scene of accident

15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Vox Pop:

"The driver wanted to try to go faster than the train."

16. Medium of wreckage

17. Medium of rescuers looking under wreckage

18. Medium of fire fighter removing bag from wreckage of bus

STORYLINE:

A freight train slammed into a passenger bus and dragged it down the tracks in central Mexico on Thursday, killing at least 21 people and injuring

at least 10, police said.

The crash happened at about 0900 local time (1500 GMT) in the city of Cuautitlan, just north of Mexico City, said a Mexico State Public Safety spokesman.

Another department spokesman, Octavio Campos, said 19 bodies had been recovered from the wreckage and that two of the 12 people initially listed as injured later died in the hospital.

Safety officials said the crash occurred after the driver of the bus, owned by the private company Melchor Ocampo, apparently tried to beat the approaching train across the tracks.

Authorities said the train was pulling 36 empty wagons at the time, and both the driver and the train conductor were being questioned.

Keyword- bus train crash

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Locations: Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, Mexico
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Germany Train
Title:
SD
Summary: Latest of scene of crash that killed 23, debris, investigators
Story No: 497378
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 09/23/2006 01:03 PM
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1. Wide of crash site showing elevated track and scattered wreckage

2. Elevated track and crane, pull back

3. Wreckage on ground

4. Two emergency workers walking past elevated track

5. Various of wreckage on ground

6. Blue fire truck parked under elevated track

7. Wreckage on ground

8. Remains of train on elevated track

9. SOUNDBITE (German) Ewald Temmen, Police spokesman:

"There are 23 dead and 10 injured. They (the victims) have been removed from the crash site for identification. We know who was involved but we need to identify each victim and we will also start collecting information from the site today."

10. Wreckage on ground under elevated track

11. SOUNDBITE (German) Ewald Temmen, Police spokesman:

The crash happened fifty metres in from where we are here and the train stopped two hundred metres behind us. Around you can see mostly parts of the Transrapid (train) itself, for example, over there is a part of the cockpit

12. Wreckage on ground

STORYLINE:

Emergency services in Germany confirmed on Saturday that 23 people were killed and 10 injured when a high-speed magnetic train crashed into a maintenance vehicle on a closed, elevated test track.

Prosecutors say they are bringing in technical experts to help them establish how and why the accident happened.

The wreck of the Transrapid train remains on the elevated track near Lathen in northwestern Germany while investigators gather evidence.

The Transrapid uses magnetic levitation (maglev) technology in which the train skims over its guideway on powerful magnetic fields without touching a track.

This cuts friction and enables speeds up to 450 kilometres per hour (270 miles per hour).

Initial indications were that human error, not sophisticated 'maglev' technology, was to blame for putting the maintenance vehicle on the track at the same time as the Transrapid train, prosecutors and company officials said.

The train was travelling at about 200 kilometres per hour (125 miles per hour), and it was thought 29 people were on board when it struck the maintenance vehicle, hurling it up and into the roof and upper part of the train.

Because there was no passenger list, authorities were unsure how many people were aboard the train and how many workers were on board the maintenance car, but the latest figures suggested that a total of 33 people were involved in the accident.

Police spokesman Ewald Temmen said prosecutors would go over the scene on Saturday with technical experts while investigators sought to identify all the victims.

"We know who was involved but we need to identify each victim and we will also start collecting information from the site today," he said.

Officials say the victims include workers for utility RWE, Transrapid International, the company that makes the train, and a nursing service. The 32-kilometre (20-mile) track, operated by Munich-based IABG, is mainly used to show off maglev technology, but tourists are allowed to ride the train as well.

Keyword- train crash

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Locations: Lathen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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