Train Collision

  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured 55 minutes ago

    Gorakhpur: At least 12 people killed and 45 others were injured when two speeding passenger trains collided near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh late Tuesday night, a railway official said. The Krishak Express and Lucknow Barauni Express collided at the Gorakhpur Cantt Station late Tuesday night. According to Railway authorities, the death...
  • UP: Two trains collide in Sonbhadra; 2 feared dead, five injured April 3, 2014

    Sonbhadra: In a rear-end collision, two trains collided in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra in the wee hours of Thursday leaving at least two dead and five others injured. The trains involved in the accident were Katni Passenger train and Varanasi-Shaktinagar Intercity Express. The incident took place near Obra in UP. "The...
  • US: 60 hurt as two trains collide in Connecticut May 18, 2013

    New York: Two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided during rush hour in southwestern Connecticut, injuring 60 people, five of them critically, and closing the key corridor between New York and Boston. A MetroNorth train heading from New Haven to New York City derailed around 6:10 pm on Friday, hitting...
  • Nearly 50 hurt as two trains collide in Connecticut May 18, 2013

    Nearly 50 people were injured on Friday when two commuter trains collided during evening rush hour near the Connecticut town of Fairfield, shutting down Amtrak service between New York and Boston indefinitely, police and transit officials said. Authorities said there were no reports of fatalities in the accident that occurred shortly...
  • Vidarbha Express collides with local train, 3 dead July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: The Vidarbha Express on Thursday collided with a local train in Kasara near Mumbai, killing three and injuring at least 31 people. The Vidarbha Express, which was going towards Nagpur, collided with a local train that was already derailed. According to reports, while a total of four bogies of the...
  • Hampi Express mishap: 24 dead May 23, 2012

    Penukonda: The death toll in the train accident in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 24, with over 35 people injured, sources say. The Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods train at Penukonda in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at around 3:15...
  • Hampi Express accident: 18 charred to death May 22, 2012

    Penukonda: Eighteen people have been charred to death and over 35 have been injured after the Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods train at Penukonda in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at around 3:15 am on Tuesday. The Hampi Express was...
  • Hampi Express accident: death toll rises to 16 May 22, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Hampi Express collided with a goods train near Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh early on Tuesday morning on its way from Hubli to Bangalore. The death toll has risen to 16 and over 25 were injured in the collision, according to a railway spokesperson. The accident happened at around...
  • Death toll in Polish train collision rises to 15 March 4, 2012

    Warsaw: Polish prosecutors have opened an investigation into how a train ended up on the wrong tracks after two engines collided head on late on Saturday, killing 15 people and leaving 54 in hospitals. Prime Minister Donald Tusk called the accident the most tragic train catastrophe in Poland in recent years...
  • Jharkhand: Brahmaputra Mail derailed, 5 dead January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: One bogie of the Brahmaputra Mail got derailed on Wednesday leaving five dead and six injured. Accident took place at 5.50 AM at Karanpura in Eastern Railways division. The accident happened when a stationary goods train with fault in the engine suddenly rolled back and hit the sleeper coach...
  • 3 trains collide in US, no casualties reported January 7, 2012

    In a freak accident in the US, three freight trains crashed in Northwest Indiana on Friday. One of them was ferrying highly flammable material. The accident occured when one of the trains rearended another that had stopped on the tracks for unknown reasons. The crash triggered an explosion. Firefighters struggled...
  • Three train mishaps in 24 hours, over 20 injured November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The country has seen three train accidents in less than 24 hours in which atleast seven people have been killed and over 22 others injured. While the first tragedy took place on Tuesday in which seven people were killed in a fire on the HowrahDehradun Express in Jharkhand,...
  • Odisha: Train collision, 2 injured November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The Odishabound Samaeshwari Express has collided with a goods trains in Jharsuguda on Wednesday. According to reports, 2 passengers have suffered injuries but no casualties have been reported so far. Relief and rescue teams have been rushed to the site and railway officials are already taking stock of...
  • Human error behind Chennai train collision? September 14, 2011

    Chennai: A human error may have have led to the collision between Chennai BeachVellore local and ArakkonamKatpadi passenger train on Tuesday night near Chennai in which 10 people were killed and 72 injured. Preliminary reports have indicated the driver may have ignored signals and speed restrictions. "The train was going in front...
  • Human error a major cause of train accidents September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A majority of the train accidents that take place in India are due to human error. CNNIBN has accessed an internal safety report of the Railways which says that 18 of 21 accidents in the last four months took place due to human error. Comptroller and Auditor General reports...
  • Probe will examine all details: Railway Minister September 14, 2011

    Sitheri (TN): Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said investigation into the train collision here which killed nine persons would go into all details to ensure such mishaps do not recur, but said it was "too early to blame anybody". Speaking to reporters after visiting the mishap site and the injured...
  • Railways cancels about 10 trains September 14, 2011

    Chennai: The Southern Railway has temporarily cancelled about 10 trains passing through ArakkonamKatpadi section following last night's train mishap at Sitheri near Arakkonam. According to a statement by Southern Railway on Wednesday, the cancelled trains were Chennai CentralBangalore Mail, Chennai CentralErode Yercaud express, Chennai CentralCoimbatore Kovai Express, CoimbatoreChennai...
  • Driver error behind Chennai train mishap? September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Railway authorities claim that the collision between the Chennai BeachVellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) train and the ArakonamKatpadi passenger train took place due to human error. They blame the EMU driver for overspeeding and skipping red signals before crashing into the stationary ArakonamKatpadi passenger train near Chitheri...
  • Rail mishap: Initial probe points to overspeeding September 14, 2011

    Chennai: Preliminary investigation into the train accident at Sitheri has found that it took place due to overspeeding of the EMU train which rammed into a stationary train, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said. However, a comprehensive probe would be launched to ascertain if the accident occurred due to human...
  • We first thought it was a bomb blast: local September 14, 2011

    Chitheri, Tamil Nadu: This sleepy village in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district woke up to the sound of a big bang caused by collision of two trains with locals initially mistaking it to a 'bomb blast'. "We all first thought it was a bomb blast. The sound was so...
  • TN train accident: track to be cleared by noon September 14, 2011

    Additional DRM Chennai Usha Venugopal said the priority is recovery efforts and medical attention for injured. ...
  • TN: Railways announce exgratia for train mishap September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Railways on Tuesday night announced an exgratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next of the kin of those who were killed in the rail mishap near Chennai. Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Rs 1 lakh would be given to those grievously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who...
  • Train mishap near Chennai, 10 dead, 72 injured September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: In the third major rail mishap in a span of two months, 10 persons were killed and 72 others injured when a passenger train rammed into a stationary train near Arakkonam, derailing five coaches on Tuesday night. Rescue operations are over and work is on to restore the rail...
  • TN rail mishap: Railways Minister visits the site September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming the train accident at Sitheri station in Tamil Nadu as "very unfortunate" Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said all efforts will be undertaken to prevent such mishaps in future. At least Ten persons were killed and 72 others injured when a passenger train from Chennai rammed into...
  • TN train accident: Rs 5 lakh for family of dead September 14, 2011

    Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Rs 1 lakh would be given to those grievously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who suffered simple injuries. ...
  • TN train accident victims taken to hospitals: MOS Rlys September 14, 2011

    KH Muniyappa said that Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is taking all steps to send relief materials to the accident site. ...
  • 2 trains collide near Chennai, 9 dead September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Two trains collided near Arakkonam in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday night resulting in at least eight people being killed and 85 others injured, many of them critically. The tragedy took place when a passenger train was hit from behind by an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU)...
  • Orissa: Goods trains collide, one dead August 31, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: One person was dead and four injured after two goods trains collided headon in Orissa's Keonjhar district on Wednesday. The engines of the trains collided near Tigiriapalli village in the mineralrich district, East Coast Railway chief public relation officer RN Mohapatra said. It was a single line track and...
  • UP: 33 killed as train rams into bus July 7, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 33 people were and 35 others injured when a train rammed into a bus carrying a marriage party at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kanshi Ram Nagar on Thursday morning. The accident occurred at around 2.20 AM when the train on its way from Mathura...
  • 90 pc of train mishaps due to overwork: report December 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is struggling to get the passenger safety on track. The AntiCollision Device may have got the green signal but what about other issues. An internal document available with CNNIBN shows that country's biggest carrier now has to seriously look into the shortage of its staff...