A freight train was deliberately derailed after hurtling through Western Australia at high speed for 50 minutes without its driver. The 268-wagon train, owned by mining giant BHP, travelled for 92km (57 miles) with no-one on board in the outback Pilbara region on Monday. The company said it had derailed the train remotely from Perth. It has since suspended its rail operations.
It travelled at high speed for 50 minutes with no-one aboard before being forcibly derailed.