Devastating reveal after woman killed by train, worrying detail ahead of de Minaur showdown: Australia news live

Plus NSW has banned retail shopping on Anzac Day.

Yahoo's live news blog for Wednesday, July 10 has concluded.

We stated with the news a woman died after being hit by a train in Sydney's Punchbowl on Tuesday afternoon. Family has since revealed her shoe had fallen off and she was trying to retrieve it.

Mystery continues to surround Alex de Minaur's fitness ahead of his Wimbledon Quarter-final against Novak Djokovic. Read more below.

NSW has banned retail trading on Anzac Day, with retail union boss Bernie Smith saying "we owe it' to veterans.

Follow along as we bring your regular updates throughout the day.

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  • Giant Melbourne fire could last for days

    More details are emerging about a giant factory inferno in Melbourne, with authorities warning the fire could last for days.

    “We estimate we’re going to be here a couple of days because of the fuel load in this factory,” Fire Rescue Victoria deputy commissioner Michelle Cowling said, Nine News reported.

    “We can’t get in close enough to cool this fire down. It will have to be pulled apart.”

    Residents in surrounding streets have been told to leave now and residents of surrounding suburbs should take shelter indoors immediately due to the large amount of smoke.

    Read more here.

    Plooms of smoke could be seen from aircraft flying nearby. Picture: X
    Plooms of smoke could be seen from aircraft flying nearby. Picture: X
  • Giant inferno after chemical explosion

    There is striking vision coming out of Melbourne showing a huge inferno after a large chemical explosion at a factory.

    Fire crews rushed to the factory fire in Derrimut after the explosion on Wednesday morning and shut down the surrounding area over fears hazardous materials and unknown toxins were burning.

    A ‘Watch and Act’ has also been issued for the western suburbs of Albion, Braybrook, Brooklyn, Laverton North, Sunshine, Sunshine West, Tottenham and Truganina.

    The FRV has advised people in the area affected by smoke to take shelter indoors immediately.

    Read more here.

    HUGE CHEMICAL EXPLOSION
    Source: NCA NewsWire
  • Woman dropped shoe on track before being hit by train, family says

    A woman reportedly dropped her shoe onto tracks when she was hit by a train at a Sydney station on Tuesday afternoon.

    The woman, identified by the Daily Telegraph as 52-year-old Vietnamese national Tuyet Nguyen, went to collect the fallen shoe when she was hit by an oncoming train at Punchbowl station.

    “She dropped her slipper and tried to pick it up,” her nephew Toan Huynh told the Daily Telegraph.

    “She was visiting her sister. She has been visiting her sister Australia a lot.”

    Tuyet Nguyen pictured left
    Tuyet Nguyen jumped down onto the tracks to retrieve her shoe after it fell. Source: Daily Telegraph/ NCA NewsWire
  • Crocodile that killed 12-year-old girl shot dead

    The crocodile responsible for the death of a 12-year-old girl has been located and killed.

    The 4.2-metre reptile resurfaced was shot by local rangers on Sunday, days after remains of the child were found near the remote community of Palumpa in the Northern Territory.

    She was last seen swimming with family members at Mango Creek near the remote Aboriginal community of Nganmarriyanga – also known as Palumpa – 350km southwest of Darwin, on July 2 and was reported missing on the same day, sparking a huge search effort.

    Her remains were found on July 4.

    Read more here.

    - NCA NewsWire

  • Australian Retailers Association against Anzac Day change

    The Australian Retailers Association says struggling staff will be unfairly punished by NSW's decision to ban retail trading on Anzac Day.

    “Many workers are relying on public holiday rates to make ends meet during this incredibly challenging economic period," ARA CEO Paul Zahra said.

    “We believe that the existing regulations allowing all stores to open after 1.00pm strikes the right balance for consumers, retail workers and small business owners.”

  • Remarkable 22-year age gap for new star

    There's been plenty of talk about Spain's 16-year-old wonder kid Lamine Yamal and he cemented himself as one of the hottest properties in world football with a stunning strike in his side's Euro 2024 win against France.

    And how's this for a fact about his teammate, who is 22 years his senior.

    Veteran former Manchester City star Jesus Navas, 38, (pictured bottom right of the tweet) who joined Yamal in the starting line up, is four years older than Yamal's father. Just let that sink in.

  • Thick fog covers Brisbane

    It was certainly a bit foggy in Brisbane this morning.

    Take a look at this great picture from the Bureau of Meteorology's office window showing just how thick the fog was.

  • 'New clue' found in Jay Slater search

    A military expert helping in the search for missing British teenager Jay Slater says he found a new clue near where the 19-year-old's phone was last detected on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

    Christopher Pennington, an ex-British military serviceman who lives on the island, told the Daily Mail he has found a pair of sunglasses that look just like the ones Slater was last seen wearing, with one of the lenses now missing.

    jay slater
    Jay Slater remains missing after three weeks. Source: Getty

    He said he made the discovery when tackling the more difficult terrain in the search area, while said local police were merely sticking to paths.

    Slater's disappearance has sparked interest from millions globally with no trace of the teen being found after three weeks. A wave of conspiracy theories have spread over social media, but Spanish police have said they are unsubstantiated.

  • Kyle Sandilands' concession in Melbourne battle

    Well it's a change of tune from Kyle Sandilands. He entered the Melbourne radio market with high hopes, confident he and Jackie O would surge to the top of the rankings.

    But after another lacklustre performance in this month's ratings, coming in at sixth, the highest paid radio star has finally conceded his show may not be Melbourne's cup of tea.

    “Not everyone wants to hear about dildos and arse lickings and fistings,” he told listeners on Wednesday morning.

    kyle
    Kyle Sandilands hoped for a better response from the Melbourne public.
  • China furious with Australia's claims

    China has lashed out after Australia said a Beijing-backed hacking group was targeting several governments.

    The Australian government took the forthright step of naming the Sino-backed group APT40 in a report released on Tuesday. It is co-authored by Five Eyes allies Canada, New Zealand, the US and the UK, as well as Germany, South Korea and Japan.

    But China hit back saying it was another smear campaign from the West.

    “We are firmly opposed to such repeated hypes about so-called ‘Chinese cyber attacks’ aimed to smear and frame China on cybersecurity,” People’s Republic Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jian told reporters on Tuesday.

    Read more here.

    albo xi
    Anthony Albanese has helped improve ties with Xi Jinping's China but there are still big disagreements between the two countries. Source: Getty
  • Pensioner's embarrassing early-morning mistake

    This is an unfortunate mishap for one pensioner in Adelaide.

    The 83-year-old accidentally driver her Hyundai onto the O-Bahn track used by buses early this morning.

    While she was shaken, she avoided serious injury, police said. A crane will be used to remove the car.

    The pensioner avoided injury thankfully. Source: SA Police
    The pensioner avoided injury thankfully. Source: SA Police
  • Nervous wait on de Minaur fitness

    Concerns remain over the fitness of Alex de Minaur as he prepares for the biggest match of his career.

    The Australian No.1 faces a Wimbledon Centre Court showdown with seven-times champ Novak Djokovic, with a debut grand slam semi-final place at stake.

    But the 25-year-old is sweating on a hip injury incurred while winning the final point of his fourth round match against Arthur Fils.

    De Minaur is due on court Wednesday afternoon in London (early Thursday morning AEST).

    However, on Tuesday he did not practice on either the indoor or outdoor courts at Wimbledon. It is possible he had a hit elsewhere, but there are a limited number of indoor courts in the area and constant rain made outdoor training unfeasible.

    His team have remained tight-lipped on his fitness, but their immediate reaction, including that of his girlfriend Kate Boulter, to the injury was telling.

    De Minaur has tried to downplay any injury by saying it was "a little bit of a scare more than anything".

    - With AAP

    Alex de Minaur of Australia gestures after a fall during his fourth round match against Arthur Fils of France at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
    Alex de Minaur of Australia gestures after a fall during his fourth round match against Arthur Fils of France at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
  • Devastating detail after woman killed by train

    A woman who died after being hit by a train in Sydney was trying to retrieve something she'd dropped on the tracks, police have been told.

    Emergency services were called to Punchbowl train station about 3.30pm on Tuesday after the woman, 52, had been struck by a citybound train.

    Emergency services managed to free her from under the train and was rushed to hospital but police confirmed on Wednesday morning she had died.

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