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Fatal rail crash 'due to points failure'.

EXPERTS concluded the "root cause" of the Potters Bar rail crash in 2002 was the failure of a set of points south of Potters Bar station, Judge Michael Findlay Baker QC told inquest jurors yesterday.

He said the inquest would examine how and when points had been checked and maintained, look at rail safety systems and consider what lessons could be learned.

Six passengers - Austen Kark, Emma Knights, Jonael Schickler, Alexander Ogunwusi, Chia Hsin Lin and Chia Chin Wu - and pedestrian Agnes Quinlivan died and more than 70 people were hurt in the crash.

The inquest is expected to last for at least two months.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 2, 2010
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