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Aftermath of derailed train crash in Suffolk

Twenty-one people have been hurt, two seriously, when a train derailed in a crash with a lorry on a level crossing in Suffolk.

The two-carriage diesel passenger train was in collision with the sewage tanker in Little Cornard, Sudbury, at about 1735 BST.

Network Rail said the train driver of the 1731 service from Sudbury to Marks Tey was one of four seriously ill.

Initial reports put the injury toll at 18, but British Transport Police later confirmed 21 people had been hurt in the crash.

Gary Sanderson of East of England Ambulance Service has described the situation emergency services were confronted with.

  • 17 Aug 2010
  • From the section UK