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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.

UP: Train runs over three railway gangmen working on tracks

05 Nov 2018

UP: Train runs over three railway gangmen working on tracks

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

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

21 Oct 2018

#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.

#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: Services between Amritsar, Jalandhar affected after train accident

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.

39 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials

20 Oct 2018

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.

#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.

1 killed as truck rams into Rajdhani Express in MP

18 Oct 2018

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.

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.

Mumbai: Train hits dead end at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus platform

08 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Train hits dead end at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus platform

The engine of the Mumbai-bound Pawan Express hit the dead end of a platform at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai early today.

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.

J&K: Youth run over by train dies in Jammu

22 Jul 2018

J&K: Youth run over by train dies in Jammu

In the fourth such incident in J&K this week, a youth in Jammu died after being hit by a train, an official said today.

Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

13 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

A 50-year-old woman lost her life after she slipped into the gap between the train and a platform in Mumbai's Borivali station.

Punjab: Tree falls on train's windshield amid rains, loco-pilot injured

13 Jul 2018

Punjab: Tree falls on train's windshield amid rains, loco-pilot injured

A tree fell on the windshield of the Bathinda-bound Kisan Express during heavy rains and storm, leaving the loco pilot injured.

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.

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

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.

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.

Delhi man killed after falling from moving train near Kota

07 May 2018

Delhi man killed after falling from moving train near Kota

A 20-year-old man was killed after he fell from a moving train in Kota district, police said.

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.