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Hither Green train crash.

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Hither Green train crash. On Sunday 5 November 1967 the 19:43 Hastings to Charing Cross service, consisting of twelve coaches derailed at 21:16 shortly before the St Mildred's Road railway bridge, near Hither Green maintenance depot. The leading pair of wheels of the third coach were derailed by a broken rail, causing eleven coaches to be derailed and four of those to turn onto their sides. It was a busy Sunday evening service and there were passengers standing in the train. Forty-nine passengers were killed and 78 injured, 27 being detained in hospital. Most of the casualties had been travelling in the overturned coaches. Our Picture Shows: Police and rescue workers carrying down the embankment one of the injured passengers from the crash site

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1960s,20th Century,Accidents,Casualty,Constables,Police,Railway,Stretcher,Transport,Wreckage
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Year Hither Green train crash.
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