Train Derails: News

A train derailment is the situation when it runs off its rails. In extreme condition, it may even leave its track. It is usually caused when a train collides with another object or mechanical failure of wheels and tracks.

06 Aug 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: 25 dead, 80 injured as Hazara Express derails

In a tragic train accident, at least 25 people died and 80 others were injured in Pakistan after 10 coaches of the Hazara Express derailed near Sahara Railway Station on Sunday, Geo TV reported.

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

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 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.

03 Apr 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP train derailment: Sabotage angle being probed

A railway committee has started probing sabotage and other angles into the recent derailment of Itarsi-Cheoki (Prayagraj) special passenger train's coach in Madhya Pradesh after a piece of the iron rod was found at the incident site, an official said on Saturday.

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.

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.

13 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Puri-bound Dhauli Express derails, no casualties reported

A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal today.

18 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

1 killed as truck rams into Rajdhani Express in MP

A speeding truck rammed into the Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Rajdhani Express today, resulting in the derailment of two of its coaches at a railway crossing in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, an official said.

10 Oct 2018

Yogi Adityanath

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.

04 Oct 2018


Odisha: One coach of Falaknuma Express derails, no casualty reported

One coach of the Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express train today derailed near Kapilas Road railway station in Odisha's Cuttack district but there was no report of any casualty.

09 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh: Engine of evacuated train derails after Naxals uproot tracks

The engine of an empty rake of the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train derailed after Naxals uprooted railway tracks near Kamaloor railway station in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.

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.

06 Jul 2018


Madurai Express sleeper-class coach derails at Khandala, none hurt

A sleeper class coach of Madurai Express derailed at Khandala railway station on Mumbai-Pune route in Maharashtra in the wee hours today.

01 Apr 2018


Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years

Despite a series of fatal derailments in 2017, the Indian Railways has achieved one of its best safety records in decades this financial year.

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.

31 Dec 2017


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

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

29 Dec 2017


Six train coaches derail in New Delhi, no casualty

In yet another derailment, six coaches of the New Delhi-Varanasi Manduadih Express went off the tracks at the New Delhi Railway Station last night.

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.

19 Dec 2017

Train Accident

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.

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.

24 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

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.

14 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

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.

04 Oct 2017

Piyush Goyal

3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties

The Indian Railways has suffered yet another train derailment.

14 Sep 2017


Jammu Rajdhani Exp derails in Delhi, no casualties

The series of accidents in Indian Railways continues as a coach of the Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed in the national capital.

08 Sep 2017


After three derailments, new Railways Minister focuses on damage control

Yesterday, Piyush Goyal faced a tough day in office as he had to answer for three derailments and one an-almost derailment, just a few days after he was appointed Railways minister.

07 Sep 2017


Delhi: Ranchi Rajdhani Express derails; no casualties so far

The engine and a power car of the Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express have derailed near Delhi's Shivaji Bridge.

07 Sep 2017

Piyush Goyal

Shaktipunj Express derails in UP, no casualties

Days after former railway minister Suresh Prabhu was removed reportedly over back-to-back train accidents, seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed today in UP's Sonbhadra.

02 Sep 2017


Mumbai: "Hero" loco-pilots of derailed Duronto Express to be felicitated

Indian Railways is going felicitate the locomotive pilot (engine driver) Virender Singh and senior assistant loco pilot Abhay Kumar of the Mumbai-bound Duronto Express that recently derailed near Asangaon.

23 Aug 2017

Indian Railways

UP: Kaifiyat Express derails, 70 people injured

Nine coaches of the Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express derailed near the Auraiya district in UP early in the morning, injuring at least 70 people.

20 Aug 2017

Indian Railways

Utkal Express derailment: Driver didn't know track was under maintenance

The death toll in the Utkal Express derailment has reached 23; another 70-100 are injured.

21 Apr 2017


Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails at Karnataka

An Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Friday morning between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka.