Salisbury train crash: Investigation begins after 17 are treated in hospital

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Published on 1 Nov 2021, 17:28
THE SALISBURY train involved in a crash that left 17 people in hospital had derailed SEVEN minutes before the second train hit.

A newborn baby was one of 100 people evacuated by more than 50 firefighters after the two trains collided in the Fisherton Tunnel near Salisbury.

At roughly 6.45pm yesterday evening the Great Western Rail service from Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads struck a mystery object - causing the rear carriage to derail.

Seven minutes later the 17:20 South West Rail train from London Waterloo to Honiton in Devon sped through the tunnel and crashed into the other train leaving dozens of passengers injured as sparks flew.

Rail experts have suggested that the derailment should have automatically sparked a red signal to warn the approaching train of the situation.

One of the crash's youngest victims was a three-week-old baby - who was lifted off the train to safety by a brave firefighter.

Thankfully the newborn tot was rescued and is doing well, according to reports.

Corinna Anderson, 51, was caught up in the crash and told the BBC: "I did hear and see that on the Temple Meads train there was a three-week-old baby that was rescued off the train by the fire service and thankfully she is doing ok.

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