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MAN KILLED IN HUNTER VALLEY MINING ACCIDENT

A man has been killed in an industrial accident at a Hunter Valley mine. The contractor was conducting tyre maintenance at around 8 o’clock last night at the Bengalla mine near Muswellbrook when the incident occurred. It’s believed he was from Scone. An investigation is underway, with all mining operations suspended.

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TRUCK SALVAGED AFTER NORTHERN RIVERS CRASH

Salvage crews have managed to remove a truck which yesterday crashed off a bridge in the state’s northern rivers. The truck was travelling along Teven Road at Teven at around 11:30, when it left the road, and came to rest in Emigrant Creek. Local emergency services, including a HAZMAT team equipped with a boat, worked to clean up the scene and contain around 150 litres of diesel in the truck’s fuel tanks. The driver, a 46-year-old man, escaped serious injury.

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MACHINERY SHED DESTROYED NORTH OF TAREE

A machinery shed has been destroyed by fire on a remote Mid North Coast property. Multiple crews were called to the fire at Lorne, between Taree and Port Macquarie just before 2 o’clock. Fire and Rescue as well as Rural Fire Service crews were able to contain the blaze to the one structure. Initial reports suggest up-to $100,000 worth of farming equipment was destroyed in the blaze.

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

A bus carrying wedding guests has gone up in flames on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, bringing traffic to a standstill. A woman and a child have been killed in a head-on collision with a truck on the New South Wales – Victorian border. And Sydney FC have thrashed Melbourne City three-nil, while the Jets prepare for a grand final replay with the Victory tonight.

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BUSY NIGHT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

It was a busy night for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, called out to two serious motor accidents. The first of which, a high speed single vehicle crash at Macksville, saw the helicopter transport a 33-year-old man to Gold Coast University Hospital. He was reported to be in a stable condition. Meanwhile, the chopper was also tasked to a high speed crash at Palmers Island near Yamba. A 24-year-old man was flown to Brisbane for treatment. His condition remains unknown.

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FOUR CARS DESTROYED IN ADAMSTOWN CARPARK

Strong westerly winds are thought to have fanned flames that led to four cars being destroyed in a Newcastle shopping centre carpark. Dense smoke rose into the sky at around 2.30 on Friday afternoon, just off Brunker Road at Adamstown. Investigators are attempting to pinpoint what started the fire, spreading quickly from car to car and along a fenceline, behind the Nags Head Hotel. No one was injured and the blaze was quickly brought under control. VIDEO: Katie Liebefury

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