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2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

26 Oct 2020

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

Four years ago, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 152 passengers. The accident, one of the worst to hit Indian Railways, was suggested to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy, even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Odisha: Eight coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express derail; 20 injured

16 Jan 2020

Odisha: Eight coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express derail; 20 injured

In a tragic incident, eight coaches of Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express derailed in Odisha this morning, injuring nearly 20 people. No casualties were reported at the time of press.

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

20 Apr 2019

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

On Saturday, twelve coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed and thirteen people have been injured so far, claimed reports.

Bihar: Seven dead as 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail

03 Feb 2019

Bihar: Seven dead as 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail

In an unfortunate incident, seven people died on Sunday after 11 coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express (12487) derailed in Bihar.

Danish train accident: 6 passengers killed, several others injured

02 Jan 2019

Danish train accident: 6 passengers killed, several others injured

Six people were killed in a train accident today on a Danish bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen, according to the rail operator.

#AssamTrainBlast: 11 injured in explosion in Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express

01 Dec 2018

#AssamTrainBlast: 11 injured in explosion in Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express

As many as 11 people have reportedly been injured in an explosion inside one of the coaches of the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express in Assam's Udalguri.

Fire breaks out in coach of Kalka-Howrah train, no casualties

27 Nov 2018

Fire breaks out in coach of Kalka-Howrah train, no casualties

A fire broke out in the front coach of Kalka-Howrah train today, however, no one was injured.

Spain: One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train

20 Nov 2018

Spain: One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train

One person was killed and 44 others were injured today when a commuter train derailed near Barcelona (Spain) due to a landslide caused by heavy rains.

Railways to build 3,000km of walls to keep trespassers away

19 Nov 2018

Railways to build 3,000km of walls to keep trespassers away

On the back of the Amritsar train tragedy last month, the Indian Railways has decided to build 3,000km of walls to fence its tracks and ward off trespassers.

Mumbai shocker! 12 killed on railway tracks yesterday

13 Nov 2018

Mumbai shocker! 12 killed on railway tracks yesterday

As many as 12 people were killed and five others received injuries in separate accidents on railway tracks in Mumbai and its neighboring areas yesterday, the Government Railway Police (GRP) said today.

Railways hikes medical consultation fees on trains to Rs. 100

08 Nov 2018

Railways hikes medical consultation fees on trains to Rs. 100

With more and more reports of medical emergencies during rail travel emerging, the Indian Railways has decided to charge passengers Rs. 100 for medical consultation provided by it.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Residents stage protest, demand action against train driver

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Residents stage protest, demand action against train driver

Scores of people on Saturday staged a sit-in on the railway tracks near Amritsar where 61 people were mowed down by a train during a Dussehra event.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences on train accident

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences on train accident

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered condolences to India on the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab, which claimed 61 lives, the Russian Embassy said.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

At least 60 were killed and 77 injured after a train mowed people reveling in Dussehra celebrations near Amritsar on Friday.

Amritsar train accident: Over 50 feared dead, rescue operations underway

19 Oct 2018

Amritsar train accident: Over 50 feared dead, rescue operations underway

In an unfortunate incident, over 50 people are feared dead in a train accident which happened near train tracks in Amritsar.

UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead

10 Oct 2018

UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead

On Wednesday morning, five coaches, and the engine, of Delhi bound New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, killing 5.

Loco-pilots stop train to let herd of elephants pass by

27 Aug 2018

Loco-pilots stop train to let herd of elephants pass by

Two locomotive pilots Amar Nath Bhagat and Pawan Kumar stopped the train in northern West Bengal for a noble gesture- they allowed a herd of elephants to pass by.

Chennai: At least five dead after falling off crowded train

24 Jul 2018

Chennai: At least five dead after falling off crowded train

At least five commuters traveling on the footboard of a Chennai local died as they hit a 'hard surface' when the train entered the St Thomas Mount station.

Turkey: Train derails due to bad-weather, killing 10, injuring dozens

09 Jul 2018

Turkey: Train derails due to bad-weather, killing 10, injuring dozens

Ten people were killed and 73 injured today when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, the Turkish Health Ministry said.

Railways register 15 fire incidents in trains in 5 months

08 Jun 2018

Railways register 15 fire incidents in trains in 5 months

A Railway Board letter has cited 15 cases of fire-related accidents in trains in the last five months due to improper maintenance and lack of supervision.

Four coaches of Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express catch fire

21 May 2018

Four coaches of Andhra Pradesh AC Superfast Express catch fire

Four coaches of 22416 Visakhapatnam- Nizamuddin train (Andhra Pradesh) caught fire near Birlanagar station in Gwalior at around 11:50 AM on Monday.

After UP accident, Railways says will remove unmanned-crossings in 2-years

26 Apr 2018

After UP accident, Railways says will remove unmanned-crossings in 2-years

Hours after 13 children were killed in UP after their vehicle was hit by a train, the Railways has said that it plans to "completely eliminate" unmanned level crossings by March 31, 2020.

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

26 Apr 2018

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.

UP: Train rams into school-vehicle at rail-crossing, 13 children killed

26 Apr 2018

UP: Train rams into school-vehicle at rail-crossing, 13 children killed

At least 13 children were killed this morning when a train rammed into their school vehicle at an unmanned rail crossing in Dudhi near Kushinagar, UP.

Railways: Number of accident-casualties decrease 50%, lowest in 18 years

10 Apr 2018

Railways: Number of accident-casualties decrease 50%, lowest in 18 years

Days earlier, data showed that number of accidents in Indian Railways fell to two-digit figures for the first time in 35 years.

Odisha: Passengers scream for help as engine-less train rolls-backwards 10km

08 Apr 2018

Odisha: Passengers scream for help as engine-less train rolls-backwards 10km

In a strangely horrifying incident, 22 coaches of the Ahmedabad-Puri Express rolled backwards without an engine for 10kms in Odisha before it could be stopped.

Customized bags, rods, films: Railways' approach to keep us safe

29 Jan 2018

Customized bags, rods, films: Railways' approach to keep us safe

In 2016-17, the government recorded 193 deaths in train accidents, the highest in 10 years.

16 injured as passengers "went flying" in Sydney railway crash

22 Jan 2018

16 injured as passengers "went flying" in Sydney railway crash

About 16 people were rushed to hospital with injuries when a train failed to brake at the Richmond Station and hit a barrier.

Five bogies of Patna-Mokama Express catch fire, no casualty

10 Jan 2018

Five bogies of Patna-Mokama Express catch fire, no casualty

A fire broke out and gutted five bogies and the engine of the Patna-Mokama passenger express last night when it was station at the Mokama Railway Station, reported India Today.

#ThatWas2017: A year of trains' derailments, mismanagement and misery

31 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: A year of trains' derailments, mismanagement and misery

India will remember 2017 as the year of major train mishaps.

Tirupati-Nizamabad Rayalaseema Express derails in Telangana, no casualties

23 Dec 2017

Tirupati-Nizamabad Rayalaseema Express derails in Telangana, no casualties

An express train derailed near Nizamabad in Telangana this morning, but there were no casualties, TOI reported.

DMRC suspends four officials for Kalindi Kunj metro crash

21 Dec 2017

DMRC suspends four officials for Kalindi Kunj metro crash

The DMRC has suspended a deputy general manager, an assistant manager, a junior engineer and an assistant section engineer for the Kalindi Kunj train crash on Tuesday.

Week before Magenta-Line launch, Delhi Metro train crashed into wall

19 Dec 2017

Week before Magenta-Line launch, Delhi Metro train crashed into wall

In a severe setback for the Delhi Metro, a train crashed into a wall just a week before inauguration of the Magenta Line.

Washington: 3 passengers killed, 100 injured in Amtrak train derailment

19 Dec 2017

Washington: 3 passengers killed, 100 injured in Amtrak train derailment

At least three people were killed and 100 injured when an Amtrak train crashed on to a highway after getting derailed and falling off a railway bridge.

Speeding train kills five elephants in Assam

11 Dec 2017

Speeding train kills five elephants in Assam

Speeding trains are a danger not only to people but also to our rich fauna. Five wild elephants, including a pregnant one, were recently killed after being hit by a train in Assam's Balipara.

Major tragedy averted in Lucknow as railway tracks found sabotaged

04 Dec 2017

Major tragedy averted in Lucknow as railway tracks found sabotaged

Major tragedy was averted in Lucknow when officials noticed 150 clips missing from railway tracks in the Mahanagar area yesterday morning and alerted the authorities.

Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derails: 3 dead and 9 injured

24 Nov 2017

Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derails: 3 dead and 9 injured

In yet another terrifying instance of derailment, 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express went off track near Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

ISRO helps Indian Railways avoid accidents, provide real-time updates

14 Nov 2017

ISRO helps Indian Railways avoid accidents, provide real-time updates

Indian Railways has roped in ISRO for a more efficient railway network, including checking accidents at unmanned crossings and providing passengers real-time updates on train movement.

3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties

04 Oct 2017

3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties

The Indian Railways has suffered yet another train derailment.

30 injured after two trains collide in Switzerland

11 Sep 2017

30 injured after two trains collide in Switzerland

At least 30 people were injured after two trains collided in Switzerland's world-famous Matterhorn railway line.