NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
5th December, 1957 : Ninety-two rail passengers died today when two packed trains crashed at Lewisham in South London in thick fog under a bridge which then collapsed on to the wrecked coaches. Ambulance men stationed only 200 yards away were joined by Royal Engineers in digging for survivors. They tried to lift away 500 tons of concrete which acted as a tomb lid to those who died before the help could get through. A third train narrowly avoided ploughing into the wreckage.