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Tragedy remembered: Southern Aurora crash 50th anniversary

By Shepparton News

The 50th anniversary of Violet Town's Southern Aurora tragedy will be acknowledged at a series of events in town from February 7. 

The collision was a head-on crash between a passenger train and a frieght train which happened just after 7am on Febrary 7, 1969.

Nine people died and more than 100 people were injured as a result of the tragedy. 

News Journalist Laura Briggs shares the story of the incident and upcoming memorial events in tomorrow's edition of the Shepparton News.