Train accident in Sydney west, many people injured

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Two rail employees, including the driver, were treated by paramedics. Five people remained on the train where they were treated. Their injuries are not considered life threatening. “No patients were trapped by compression, however several patients were classified as trapped as they were unable to leave the train without assistance from paramedics,” NSW Ambulance incident commander, Superintendent Paul Turner, said.

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Fifteen ambulances were sent to the scene to treat a number of patients with minor injuries. People at the scene described “chaos” after accident. A witness said passengers were flying through the carriage “like Superman”. Sydney Trains say the service from Richmond to Central has been cancelled. Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins said: “This is a most unusual incident” and that most of the injuries are “bumps and bruises”. Mr Collins said one of his employees may have broken ribs. “Safety is our number one priority and we will now work to determine what caused the incident,” transport minister Andrew Constance said.

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