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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 [...]

India Crash Update

India Crash Update

So far, in the investigation of the West Bengal crash when the Uttarbanga Express hit the Bananchal Express, it has been determined that the driver was traveling three times the rate of speed he should have been. The driver—who was killed in the crash—was traveling at 55 mph while coming into the Sainthia station. The buzz is that the [...]

Uttarbanga Express

Uttarbanga Express

The Uttarbanga Express was traveling at 55 m.p.h., three times faster than it should have been. Driver error has been suggested because the train ignored signals to stop, although making any claim of cause this early in the investigation is pure conjecture, as the train could have been out of control for other reasons. Tthe crash killed 63 [...]

West Bengal Train Collision

West Bengal Train Collision

What: Uttar Banga Express in rear end collision with Vananchal Express Where: Sainthia railway station, West Bengal. When: July 19, 2010 Who: 63 dead on the scene and over 150 injured Why: 1191 km from Howrah, the speeding New Cooch Behar-Howrah Uttarbanga Express rammed into the stationary Bhagalpur-Ranchi Vananchal Express. Rear [...]

US man offers aid to Mangalore crash victim’s kin

George Hatcher met with families of the victims, spoke to young widows of Gulf-based Indian workmen even as their tiny tots played in the same room and convinced at least 10 of them that they deserved more than the mandatory compensation the airline was bound, under an international treaty, to give them. With him was Nishit Dhruva, partner of a [...]

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