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The track where a passenger train crashed in south-east Queensland today, injuring more than 100 people, was inspected just hours beforehand, rail authorities said.
The high speed Tilt Train travelling from Brisbane to Cairns came off the tracks and overturned just after midnight north of Bundaberg, knocking down trees.
Witnesses have described the crash site as "a total mess" with one local resident saying the force of the accident left at least one carriage embedded in the ground.
About 128 people were injured in the derailment, but emergency services workers said it was "miraculous" no-one was killed or critically hurt.
Queensland Rail's corporate affairs manager Lily Harrison said the section of track where the accident occurred was one of the most regularly inspected in the state.
"It actually is one of the best maintained portions of track because it carries fast trains," she said.
"The track was actually inspected as late as yesterday afternoon."
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