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4 reported killed in 100mph derailment

BBC Online : Tuesday October 17, 2000
At least four people are dead after a King's Cross train carrying 100 people derailed just north of London.
Two of the eight carriages of the 12.10 GNER service to Leeds are wrecked and on their side after the train skidded off the tracks south of Hatfield at more than 100mph.

There are at least 19 serious casualties and 80 walking wounded. The injured are being taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Police have set up a helpline for members of the public seeking information on 08459 441551

ITN: High speed derailment kills four 17/10/2000
BBC Online: Four dead in rail crash 17/10/2000

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