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London Underground Train Derails

January 25, 2003

LONDON (AP) _ A train on London’s Underground hit a wall and derailed Saturday, the fire service said.

British Transport Police said a number of people had been hurt but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Witnesses saw smoke coming from Chancery Lane station on the Central Line, and a worker at a nearby sporting goods store said first aid workers had treated several people for cuts and bruises outside the station.

The London Fire Brigade said it had received a call at 1:54 p.m. saying a train had hit a wall in the station.

London’s Underground system is the world’s oldest and is often criticized for poor maintenance.

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