Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Timeline of major train accidents in recent years

At least 22 people were killed when Gorakhdham Express rammed into a stationary freight train in Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh. (Source: PTI) At least 22 people were killed when Gorakhdham Express rammed into a stationary freight train in Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh. (Source: PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: May 4, 2014 3:20 pm | Updated: June 25, 2014 8:44 am

tracks were killed when a speeding express train ploughed into them in Bihar’s Khagaria district. The ‘kanwarias’ (devotees of Lord Shiva) were on the tracks after alighting from the Samastipur-Saharsa passenger train when they were run over by the Saharsa-Patna Rajyarani Express travelling at 80 kmph.

June 30, 2012: Thirty-five passengers were charred to death and 25 others injured when a fire broke out due to a short circuit in a coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. Thirty-two bodies were recovered from the charred S-11 bogie of the train. According to Nellore district officials, the fire was noticed by a gateman at around 4.15 A.M who alerted officials.

May 31, 2012: Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express derailed near Jaunpur killing seven people.

May 22: Twenty-five people were killed when the Banglore-bound Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods train in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district.

March 20: Mathura-Kasganj passenger rammed a min bus at an unmanned level crossing near Hathras station killing 15.

January 11: Five persons were killed and nine others, including a child, injured in a collision between the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and a stationary goods train.

Nov 22, 2011: Seven people were burnt to death when the Howrah-Dehradun express caught fire in Giridih in Jharkhand.

July 10: Kalka mail derailed at Malwa station killing 71.

July 7: Mathura-Chapra Express rammed a bus at an unmanned crossing near Patiayali station killing 39.

May 22: Garibrath Express rammed a Bolero at an unmanned level crossing near Madhubani station killing 20.

Oct 20, 2010: Indore-Gwalior Intercity express collided with a goods train at Badarbas station killing 24.

July 19: Speeding Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express rammed into the Vanachal Express at Sainthia station in Bhirbhum district killing 66 people.

May 28: At least 150 people were killed after Gyaneshwari Express was derailed by Naxals in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

January 2: Prayagraj Express collided with Gorakhdham Express from its rear portion near Panki station killing 12.

November 1, 2009: Gorakhpur-Ayodhya passenger train hit a truck at unmanned level crossing near Tikri station, killing 18 people.

October 21: 23 persons were killed when Goa Express hit Mewad Express from behind near Mathura station killing 23.

April 28: Tanakpur-Kasganj passenger train hit a bus at an unmanned level crossing near Ghatpuri station killing 11 people.

February 22: A local passenger-train hit a Bolero in an unmanned level crossing near Barapalli station killing 15 people.

January 25: Kanpur-Allahabad train rammed a truck near Unchahar station killing 12 people.

(With PTI inputs)

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