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Calcutta Train Derails

Calcutta Train Derails

What: Metro Tollygunge-bound train Where: between MG Road and Chandni Chowk stations, Calcutta When: Oct. 20 2010, 9:20 am Who: 2,000 + railway passengers Why: According to passengers, the train was moving at a fast clip, then there was a jerk when the metal cap over the outer wheel came unhinged. This caused the train to derail, and maul 50 [...]

India: Trolley Crash Kills 1, injures 25

India: Trolley Crash Kills 1, injures 25

What: Trolley Where: Kashipur in Udhamsingh Nagar When: October 7 2010 Who: 1 woman died, 25 injured Why: Trolley carrying workers overturned. One died on the spot, others taken to the hospital. One injured person is in critical condition.

Overpacked bus in India Crashes, Kills 8+

Overpacked bus in India Crashes, Kills 8+

What: bus en route from Purnia to state capital Patna Where: Janakinagar in Bihar's Purnia district, India When: October 4, 2010 Who: 90 aboard. 7 killed, injured 45 Why: The (possibly inebriated) driver lost control at a sharp turn.. The bus skidded off the road and rolled several times and came to rest in a roadside ditch near Sukhaiya Mor [...]

Train Plows through Elephant Herd

Train Plows through Elephant Herd

What: Speeding freight train near Banerhat Station Where: West Bengal When: Sept 23 2010 Who: 7 elephants Why: The elephants were clustered because baby elephants were trapped in the tracks near the Moraghat Tea Garden in the district of Jalpaguiri. The train came through before the babies were freed; the train was traveling at 43 mph in [...]

Indore-Gwalior Intercity Express Struck by Freight Train, 21 dead, 53 injured

Indore-Gwalior Intercity Express Struck by Freight Train, 21 dead, 53 injured

What: North-Central Railway Freight train strikes stationary Indore-Gwalior Intercity Express passenger train. Where: Bhaderwah rail station, 235 miles south of New Delhi When: Sept 20, 2010 4:45 am Who: 21 dead, 53 injured Why: The driver of the North-Central Railway freight train at in Shivpuri at Madhya Pradesh in India overshot the red [...]

Khategaon Bus Death Toll Rises

Khategaon Bus Death Toll Rises

What: Khategaon bus en route from the Narmada River at Nemawar to Chapda Where: Bagdi River, India When: Sept 8 2010 Who: exact number unknown Why: The bus was full of religious pilgrims traveling from a bath in the Narmada River at Nemawar to mark Amavasya, to Chapda. Passengers on the 52 seat bus said that 25 to 30 extra people were [...]

Bus of Pilgrims Crashes, 40 + injured

Bus of Pilgrims Crashes, 40 + injured

What: Bus en route from Moradabad to Bhoga Where: Yamuna Vihar, India When: August 30, 2010 2:30 am Who: 80 aboard, 40 injured, 1 fatality Why: The bus was cut off by a car, and the driver had to hit the brakes to avoid hitting the car. The bus struck a road divider. 42 injured were to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, two seriously injured. [...]

Rajdhani Express Derailed

Rajdhani Express Derailed

What: Rajdhani Express en route to Howrah Where: Hooghly district When: August 30 2010 Why: At Baruipara, two coaches derailed. No casualties were reported.

India: Bus Swept Away

India: Bus Swept Away

What: Bus en route to Peshawar Where: Khad Buzdar village in the Rajanpur district of Punjab When: Aug 23, 2010 Who: 22 people killed or missing; 15 rescued Why: Although the road near Khad Buzdar village was reported to be closed due to the threat of flooding, the driver ignored the warning (or to be non-judgemental and give the driver the [...]

Uttarbanga Express Footnotes

Uttarbanga Express Footnotes

The July 19 train crash in West Bengal that killed 61 people was Bengal's second deadly train accident in as many months. Either the driver disregarded the signal, or the signal failed. As locals are calling for modernisation of area's antiquated railway system, failure of the system is not unlikely. Politicians are being blamed for not [...]

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