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)
Protesting workers took to the street refusing to pick up garbage in the area and instead spread rotting garbage across the roads.
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