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20 people injured when 2 trams collide in Australia

Two trams collides in Melbourne, injuring a driver and about 20 passengers, police said.

world Updated: Sep 24, 2007 08:35 IST

Two trams collided on Monday in Australia's southeastern city of Melbourne, injuring a driver and about 20 passengers, police said.

The most seriously injured was the male driver of the tram that crashed into the rear of a second tram along the same track in the South Yarra suburb of Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, Victoria state police spokeswoman Katriona Karlov said.

"Around 20 passengers and the driver sustained various degrees of injury," Karlov said, adding that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Police have not said how many people were on the trams or how the accident happened. Media reported that several uninjured passengers left the scene before police arrived.

Media also reported several trams were queuing behind the damaged trams while others had been diverted around the accident at a busy intersection.

Yarra Trams spokesman Colin Tyrus said the injured driver was trapped briefly in his cabin. None of the passengers had been trapped, he said.