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23-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Three dead after Melbourne tunnel crash
Posted at 1:34pm on 23 Mar 2007
Three people are dead after a crash led to an explosion and fire in
Melbourne's busy cross-city Burnley Tunnel on Friday morning.
The collision between four trucks and three cars deep inside the
tunnel forced the evacuation of hundreds of motorists from both the
Burnley and Domain tunnels.
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade has confirmed that three people are
The 3.4km-long tunnel under the Yarra River bypasses Melbourne's CBD.
23-03-2007, 06:23 PM
But its all about locality isnt it? One dead local person is
worth many dead foreigners.
Question: Which one of these news items will be front page news
of the Herald-Sun tomorrow morning?
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> Three dead after Melbourne tunnel crash
23-03-2007, 06:33 PM
"GD" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> But its all about locality isnt it? One dead local person is
> worth many dead foreigners.
And if you're incinerated in a truck crash in the country, it's much less
newsworthy than if you're incinerated inside a city tunnel.
Two incinerated in car-truck crash
March 23, 2007 08:38am
TWO people were incinerated when a car burst into flames in a collision with
a truck in Victoria's northwest today.
Police said the car caught fire on impact and the two occupants had no
"We don't know - because they have been burnt - whether they are male or
female, or their ages," a spokeswoman said.
"The truck driver is okay and he is still at the scene."
The accident happened about 7am (AEDT) on the Murray Valley Highway between
Boundary Bend and Robinvale.
23-03-2007, 06:53 PM
"HeadRush" <( . )( . )@(_!_).com> wrote in message
> "GD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> news:Xns98FCB2F29F42Aalfamelbsomethingau@203.87.95 .150...
>> But its all about locality isnt it? One dead local person is
>> worth many dead foreigners.
> And if you're incinerated in a truck crash in the country, it's much less
> newsworthy than if you're incinerated inside a city tunnel.
And if you are a junky foodballer, you get the 1st 8 minutes of the news
hour and the front page of the west australian 3 days in a row.
Ext User(Paul Dwerryhouse)
23-03-2007, 08:43 PM
"HeadRush" <( . )( . )@(_!_).com> writes:
>And if you're incinerated in a truck crash in the country, it's much less
>newsworthy than if you're incinerated inside a city tunnel.
>Two incinerated in car-truck crash
That said, that story was the leading item on this morning's ABC radio news,
and would likely have been one of the first two or three on the ABC Victoria
TV news tonight, if the City Link crash hadn't have happened.
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