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Passenger Train Crashes in India; At Least 23 Killed, Over 100 Injured

Passenger Train Crashes in India; At Least 23 Killed, Over 100 Injured

A passenger train derailed in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, on August 19th. The accident happened when the Kalinga-Utkal Express train was en-route from Puri, Odisha, to Haridwar, Uttarakhand. At least twenty-three people were killed in the crash. Over a hundred others were injured. The accident is under investigation.

Train Derailed in Washington State

Train Derailed in Washington State

Four Amtrak cars derailed in Washington State in Steilacoom, near Tacoma near Chambers Bay. None of the cars ended up in the water. The train was on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks, and carrying about 250 passengers.The cause of the derailment is unknown. The sheriffs office sent boats and divers but reports are that no passengers went in the [...]

Train Derails in New York; 39 Injured

Train Derails in New York; 39 Injured

A train derailed at West 125th Street Station in Harlem, New York, on the morning of June 27th. The train crashed into a concrete wall due to derailment, causing significant damage to the area. At least 39 people sustained injuries of various intensities. Initial investigation reveals the accident happened due to some issue with its [...]

Train Hits House in Greece; 4 Killed, 5, Injured

Train Hits House in Greece; 4 Killed, 5, Injured

A train derailed and crashed into a house in Adendro near Thessaloniki, Greece, on the night of of May 13th. The intercity train was carrying 70 passengers at the time. At least 4 passengers were killed, while another five including the driver sustained serious injuries. Emergency workers, ambulances, and fire trucks responded at the [...]

Train Carriages Derail in India Injuring at Least 61

Train Carriages Derail in India Injuring at Least 61

A train had two of its carriages derail off the tracks in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on the morning of December 28th. At least 61 people suffered injuries of varying intensities. The injured were taken to hospital. The crash presumably occurred due to the deteriorating rail network.

Freight Train Derails in South Africa; 1 Killed

Freight Train Derails in South Africa; 1 Killed

A Transnet goods train derailed off the tracks in Madibogo, Delareyville, North West, South Africa, on December 22nd. According to sources, the train was travelling from Kimberley to Mahikeng, when it hit a cow and two of its locomotives overturned. At least 1 out of 3 occupants was killed in the accident. The accident remains under [...]

Cargo Train Derails and Explodes in Bulgaria; 5 Killed, 25 Injured

Cargo Train Derails and Explodes in Bulgaria; 5 Killed, 25 Injured

A cargo train derailed off the tracks and burst into flames in Hitrino, Schumen, Bulgaria, on December 10th. According to sources, the train carrying propane-butane derailed and hit electricity line, which resulted in two explosions, destroying various buildings in the surrounding. At least 5 people were killed whereas, 25 suffered injuries [...]

Truck Collision with Train in Illinois Leaves 1 Injured

Truck Collision with Train in Illinois Leaves 1 Injured

A truck struck a train at railroad crossings on Plank Road and Peplow Road in Burlington, Kane County, Illinois, on the midnight of December 3rd. The 2011 International box truck driver failed to stop at a crossing, as a result of which it struck the side of a freight train, causing four of its railroad cars to derail. The truck driver was [...]

Indian Express Train Derails in Uttar Pradesh India; 119 Killed, 150 Injured

Indian Express Train Derails in Uttar Pradesh India; 119 Killed, 150 Injured

An Indian Express train derailed off the tracks and crashed in Uttar Pradesh, India, on November 20th. The train was travelling from Patna to Indore, at the time. At least 119 people were killed whereas; more than 150 suffered injuries of varying intensities. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Train Collides with Milk Tanker in Netherlands; 18 Injured

Train Collides with Milk Tanker in Netherlands; 18 Injured

A train partly derailed after smashing into a milk tanker on a railway crossing in Winsum, Netherlands, on November 18th. According to sources, the train carrying 40 people crashed into the milk tanker while it was driving over an unguarded crossing. At least 18 people were taken to hospital with injuries of varying intensities. The crash [...]

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