Train Accident: News

28 Feb 2024


Jharkhand: Several people crushed to death by train

Several people were crushed to death by a train in Jamtara, Jharkhand on Wednesday evening.

27 Nov 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: 3 elephants killed after being hit by train

A heartbreaking train accident took place on Monday morning near Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal's Alipurduar district.

26 Aug 2023


Tamil Nadu: 10 dead, 20 injured in massive train fire

At least 10 people have lost their lives, while over 20 were injured after a massive fire broke out inside a stationary train compartment at the Madurai Railway Station in Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning.

23 Jun 2023


Weeks after Balasore train crash, Railways transfers 5 top officials

Around three weeks after the triple train crash in Odisha's Balasore district, five top officials of the South Eastern Railway (SER) have been transferred.

07 Jun 2023


51 hours, 2,300 personnel: All about Balasore accident rescue

The triple train crash near Odisha's Balasore, which claimed the lives of 288 people and injured over 900 others, saw more than 2,300 personnel carry out an arduous rescue operation lasting for 51 hours.

Months before Odisha tragedy, CAG report highlighted rail safety flaws

While the Centre is yet to fix the accountability for the Odisha triple train accident, a 2022 audit report of the Indian Railways of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has surfaced, which flagged several serious rail safety lapses.

04 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: Latest details on rescheduled, canceled trains 

Restoration work is in full swing after a tragic accident in Odisha's Balasore, where three trains collided on Friday night, leaving nearly 290 people dead and over 900 injured.

04 Jun 2023


Triple train crash in Odisha: How it happened

The triple train crash that took place on Friday in Odisha's Balasore district involved two passenger trains, moving in opposite directions near Bahanaga Bazar station, and stationary goods train.

04 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Odisha train accident: Root cause identified, says Railways Minister Vaishnaw 

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday that the root cause of the triple train crash in Odisha's Balasore—which killed nearly 300—had been identified.

04 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: Balasore hospitals turn into war-zones amid tragedy

The Balasore District Hospital and Soro Government Hospital in Odisha looked like war zones soon after three trains collided on Friday—in one of the most horrific train accidents—as authorities began rushing the injured to these facilities.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: 'Kavach' safety system unavailable on affected route

The Kavach safety system developed by the Indian Railways to prevent train accidents was reportedly unavailable on the tracks in Odisha's Balasore, where three trains crashed on Friday night in one of India's worst train accidents.

03 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

'Painful': PM Modi after meeting survivors of Odisha train accident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at the site where the horrific three-way train crash occurred in Balasore, Odisha, to take stock of the situation.

03 Jun 2023


Coromandel Express switched to wrong track minutes before crash: Report

The train crash in Odisha's Balasore on Friday might have resulted from human error since the Coromandel Express switched to the wrong track minutes before the accident, reported Hindustan Times, quoting a senior official.

03 Jun 2023


'Dead bodies everywhere': Survivors of Odisha train accident recount horror

"Families crushed away, limbless bodies and a bloodbath on the train tracks." This is how Anubhav Das, a survivor of Odisha's Balasore triple train crash on Friday, described the aftermath of India's worst train accident.

03 Apr 2023


Kerala: Man sets co-passengers ablaze on train, 3 found dead

In a shocking incident in Kerala, an unidentified person reportedly set co-passengers on fire inside a compartment of the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express on Sunday night when the train—headed for Kannur—was crossing the Korapuzha River bridge.

24 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: Couple, 3-month-old son mowed down by train in Palghar

In a shocking incident, a couple and their three-month-old son were run over by an express train in Palghar, Maharashtra, in the wee hours of Friday, reported PTI.

03 Apr 2022


10 coaches of LTT-Jaynagar Express derail near Nashik

At least ten coaches of the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Jaynagar Antyodaya Express (11061) Express train derailed on the downline between Lahavit and Devlali in Nashik, Maharashtra, on Sunday afternoon, ANI reported.

13 Jan 2022

West Bengal

5 dead, 20 injured as Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails in Bengal

At least five people have reportedly been killed as the Bikaner-Guwahati Express got derailed in Moynaguri, West Bengal on Thursday evening.

06 Jul 2021


Gas-tanker hits railway tracks suffering tire burst; major accident averted

An empty gas truck veered off from the Mumbai-Nashik National Highway after suffering a tire burst and came on the parallel railway tracks on Monday evening, forcing the suspension of traffic on the Kasara-Kalyan section which resulted in holding up of some long-distance and suburban trains for almost two hours, officials said.

26 Jun 2021


Goa-bound Rajdhani Express derails inside tunnel, passengers safe

Goa-bound Rajdhani Express from Hazrat Nizamuddin derailed inside a tunnel in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra early on Saturday, but there was no report of injury to any passenger, an official said.

07 Jun 2021


Passenger trains collide in Pakistan, 50 dead; Army called in

Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan's southern Sindh province early Monday, killing at least 50 people and injuring 70 others, prompting authorities to call in the Army and paramilitary forces for rescue and relief operations.

22 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Train rams into vehicles at open level crossing, five dead

Five people were killed and one person was injured after a train rammed into some vehicles at a manned level crossing in Shahjahanpur whose gates were allegedly not closed at the time of the incident.

19 Apr 2021


Egypt: 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

A passenger train derailed north of Cairo on Sunday, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years.

03 Apr 2021


Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51

Prosecutors in Taiwan said on Saturday that they have questioned the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades that killed 51 people and injured 146, though no charges have been filed.

02 Apr 2021


Taiwan train derails in tunnel, reportedly killing 36 people

A passenger train carrying an estimated 350 people derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday morning, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens more, the authorities said, marking the island's deadliest rail accident in decades.

18 Mar 2021


Uttarakhand: Major accident averted after train moves in reverse direction

A major train accident in Uttarakhand was averted on Wednesday after Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express started running in a reverse direction on the railway tracks, but stopped a few kilometers away.

18 Jan 2021

Indian Railways

Two bogies of a passenger train derail in Lucknow

Two bogies of a passenger train on its way from Amritsar to Jaynagar in Bihar derailed in Lucknow on Monday morning. No casualties were reported.

26 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

19 Nov 2018

Indian Railways

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.

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.

08 Nov 2018

Indian Railways

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.

05 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Train runs over three railway gangmen working on tracks

A train ran over three gangmen between Sandila and Umartali stations in Uttar Pradesh.

21 Oct 2018

Punjab Police

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

Over 40 hours after the accident in Amritsar in which 59 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train, protesters were cleared off the tracks and services resumed on Sunday afternoon.

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.

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.

20 Oct 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Services between Amritsar, Jalandhar affected after train accident

All services between Jalandhar and Amritsar remained suspended for hours after Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train near Amritsar, railway officials said.

20 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

39 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials

Thirty-nine of the 61 people killed in the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab have been identified so far, officials said on Saturday.

20 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#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.

19 Oct 2018

Amarinder Singh

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.