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Britain's worst rail tragedies

Mirrorpix Logo By Mirrorpix of Mirrorpix | Slide 1 of 16: It was December 1988 when a tragic rail accident at London's Clapham Junction cost 35 people their lives. Train crashes are, thankfully, rare occurrences - thanks to better technology and improved health and safety standards. Yet when they strike, carnage and serious numbers of fatalities are often the result.

The Clapham Junction rail crash happened 30 years ago

It was December 1988 when a tragic rail accident at London's Clapham Junction cost 35 people their lives. Train crashes are, thankfully, rare occurrences - thanks to better technology and improved health and safety standards. Yet when they strike, carnage and serious numbers of fatalities are often the result.
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