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TRAIN SMASH TOLL COULD HIT 80 - Wgtn MAN INJURED: Twenty six people are confirmed dead in London's worst rail disaster and close to 200 have been injured. One burnt out carriage has yet to be opened and emergency services are expecting to find it full of bodies when they do tomorrow. It is thought the accident occured when one train ran a red light and an inquiry is already underway. A 26 year old Wellington accountant, Brendan Bentley, was injured in the crash. He suffered two broken bones, concussion, cuts and lacerations and has had his spleen removed. He is OK in hospital. It is unknown whether more Kiwis were in the smash. The hotline for friends and family is at the top of the page.

FEE RISES: Fees at Canterbury University have increased by 33 per cent, slightly down from the expected 45 per cent. The University Council met all day but students are far from happy. The University Vice Chancellor says government underfunding is at fault but Tertiary Education Minister Max Bradford denied this today, saying it was nothing to do with him. Students at Canterbury continue to occupy the University Registry in protest. Today about 50 students from Victoria University have occupied their registry building and more are expected across the country.

PETTY POLITICS: When Max Bradford went abseiling with Graham Dingle today he was not amused when he was made to wear red overalls. He insisted that he swap for the blue ones worn by Dingle.

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