Chronology of major rail mishaps in last 10 years

An air-conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express train caught fire in the early hours today in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, killing 26 people and injuring 13 others.

PTI| Updated: Dec 28, 2013, 18:39 PM IST

New Delhi: An air-conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express train caught fire in the early hours today in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, killing 26 people and injuring 13 others.

Following is the chronology of major train mishaps in the last 10 years:

May 15, 2003: A burst stove in the Mumbai-Amritsar Golden Temple Express (Frontier Mail) near Ludhiana in Punjab led to a major fire, killing 40 people and injured more than 50.

June 22, 2003: 53 people were killed and 25 others injured in an accident on the Konkan Railway when the engine and three coaches of the Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special train derailed after crossing Vaibhavwadi station in Maharashtra.

July 2, 2003: At least 22 passengers and motorists were killed in a bizarre but ghastly accident in Andhra Pradesh when the engine and two coaches of a train fell off a bridge crushing vehicles passing underneath.

June 16, 2004: Matsyagandha Express skidded off the tracks while crossing a bridge in Maharashtra`s Raigarh district, killing 20 people and injuring over 60.

Dec 1, 2006: A portion of a 150-year-old bridge collapsed over a passing train in Bihar`s Bhagalpur district, killing 35 and injuring 17.

Dec 14, 2007: Ludhiana-Ferozpur Express rammed a min bus near Ajitwal station killing 16 people.

Aug 1, 2008: A Secunderabad-Kakinada nightly Gautami Express with 360 passengers catches fire near Tadallapusalapalli station in Warangal killing at least 31 passengers.

Jan 25, 2009: Kanpur-Allahabad train rammed a truck near Unchahar station killing 12 people.

Feb 22, 2009: A local passenger-train hit a Bolero in an unmanned level crossing near Barapalli station killing 15 people.

Apr 28, 2009: Tanakpur-Kasganj passenger train hit a bus at an unmanned level crossing near Ghatpuri station killing 11 people.

Oct 21, 2009: 23 persons were killed when Goa Express hit Mewad Express from behind near Mathura station killing 23.

Nov 1, 2009: Gorakhpur-Ayodhya passenger train hit a truck at unmanned level crossing near Tikri station, killing 18 people.

Jan 2, 2010: Prayagraj Express collided with Gorakhdham Express from its rear portion near Panki station killing 12.

May 28, 2010: At least 150 people were killed after Gyaneshwari Express was derailed by Naxals in West
Midnapore district of West Bengal.

Jul 19, 2010: Uttar Banga Express hit Vananchal Express from behind at Sainthia station killing 66.

Oct 20, 2010 - Indore-Gwalior Intercity express collided with a goods train at Badarbas station killing 24.

May 22, 2011 - Garibrath Express rammed a Bolero at an unmanned level crossing near Madhubani station killing 20.

July 7, 2011 - Mathura-Chapra Express rammed a bus at an unmanned crossing near Patiayali station killing 39.
July 10, 2011 - Kalka mail derailed at Malwa station killing 71.

Nov 22, 2011: Seven people were burnt to death when the Howrah-Dehradun express caught fire in Giridih in Jharkhand.

Jan 11, 2012 - Five persons were killed and nine others, including a child, injured in a collision between the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and a stationary goods train.

Mar 20, 2012: Mathura-Kasganj passenger rammed a min bus at an unmanned level crossing near Hathras station killing 15.

May, 22 2012: Twenty-five people were killed when the Banglore-bound Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods train in Andhra Pradesh`s Anantapur district.

May 31, 2012: Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express derailed near Jaunpur killing 7 people.

Jun 30, 2012: Thirty-five passengers were killed and 25 others injured when a coach of the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

Apr 10, 2013: Seven compartments of the 15228 Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Express derailed near Arakkonam, 40km from Chennai killing one passenger and leaving another seriously injured.
Aug 19, 2013: At least 35 people died when Rajya Rani Express ran over people at the Dhamara station near Saharsa in Bihar.
Nov 2, 2013: The Raigarh-Vijaywada train ran over 8 people at Gotlam railway station in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh.