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US RAIL CRASH

A broken rail is suspected to have caused a fatal train crash near Corning, Iowa in the US last Saturday. One person died when an Amtrak train travelling at 80km/h - well below the 125km/h speed limit - derailed on a straight stretch of track. The track is owned and maintained by rail freight company Burlington Northern. Accident investigator Terry Williams, from the National Transportation Safety Board, said the track was visually inspected on the day of the crash, and had had an ultrasonic ...

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