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<i>the most tragic industrial accident in the history of Victoria.</i>
(Report of Royal Commission into the failure of West Gate Bridge, VPRS 2591/P0, unit 14)
The scene was one of utter devastation. Emergency services responded quickly and together with nurses, first-aid staff, and other volunteers, worked all day and into the night to search for survivors and account for the dead.
<i>the events which led to the disaster moved with the inevitability of a Greek Tragedy.</i>
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Sketch by technical committee post disaster
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