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)