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Boy falls from Sunlander

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SENIOR Queensland Rail officials have travelled to Cairns this morning as investigations continue into the incident last night where a five year old boy fell from the northbound Sunlander train between Deeral and Aloomba on a low speed section of track in Far North Queensland just before 7pm.

The child was transported to Cairns Base Hospital with what is understood to be minor injuries and was kept overnight for observation.

Queensland Rail has offered and continues to offer the boy's family all available assistance.

The Sunlander carriage has been withdrawn from service and will be inspected by Queensland Rail investigators as they prepare a report on the incident. 

Queensland Rail has assisted Queensland Police with their investigation.

A spokesperson for Queensland Rail said there was no disruptions to Queensland Rail services through Gladstone as a result of the incident.

Topics:  queensland rail, sunlander




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