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Australia floods derail train

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 01:02

Dec. 27 - A freight train is wrecked as floods sweep away tracks and bring down a bridge in Northern Territory, Australia. Paul Chapman reports.

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This is what's left of a freight train when floods swept away part of the track and collapsed a bridge in Australia's Northern Territory. The floods near the town of Katherine were brought by tropical cyclone Grant which dumped torrential rain on the area. The two drivers were rescued. SOUNDBITE: Simon Freson, Northern Territory police, saying (English): "One sustained minor injuries to his back. He's been conveyed to the Katherine hospital and is being treated. He's not in a critical condition, and the other driver wasn't injured at all." The train wasn't the only victim. Some people were swept from their cars by the floods. The main road out of the city of Darwin's been cut off leaving motorists stranded. SOUNDBITE: Unidentified man in car saying (English): "What can you do? I mean, Mother Nature, you can't beat Mother Nature I suppose." SOUNDBITE: Unidentified truck driver saying (English): "I don't think we'll get through for a long time yet. It's going to be a while." And the tropical cyclone isn't done yet. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology is warning it's likely to strengthen and reform in the coming days. Paul Chapman, Reuters

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Australia floods derail train

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 01:02