Friday, January 31, 2003 . Posted: 00:00:00 (AEDT)
Seven killed in train accident
A commuter train has derailed at Waterfall, south of Sydney, killing at least seven people.
Two carriages are on their side and two others have been damaged after the train derailed about 7:00am (AEDT).
Initial reports from ambulance crews on the scene say 70 people were on board the train.
Authorities have confirmed at least seven people have died. It is not clear how many more are injured.
Emergency crews are walking along a dirt track to get access to the site of the crash, which is about 200 metres south of the Waterfall railway station.
One rescue helicopter has landed and it is understood some of the injured will be winched from the site and taken to hospital.
The St George, Prince of Wales and Sutherland Hospitals are on standby to treat the injured.