Fatehpur train mishap worst this year

The train accident in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday when a speeding Delhi-bound Kalka Mail derailed killing at least 35 people.

New Delhi: The train accident in Fatehpur
district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday when a speeding Delhi-bound
Kalka Mail derailed killing at least 35 people and injuring
over 200 was the worst rail mishap this year.

Following is the chronology of major train accidents
in the country since 2000:

Dec 3, 2000: Forty-six people were killed and over 130
injured as the Howrah-Amritsar Mail rammed into a derailed
goods train between Sarai Banjara and Sadhugarh in Punjab.

June 22, 2001: Forty people were killed when the
Mangalore-Chennai Mail fell into Kadalundi river near
Kozhikode in Kerala.

January 5, 2002: 21 people were killed and 41 injured
when the Secundarabad-Manmad Express train rammed into a
stationary goods train at Ghatnandur station in Maharashtra.

May 12, 2002: Twelve people were killed when the New
Delhi-Patna Shramjeevi Express derailed in Jaunpur in Uttar

June 4, 2002: Thirty-four were killed when the Kasgunj
Express rammed into a bus at a rail crossing.

Sept 9, 2002: 100 passengers were killed and 150 hurt
when a bogie of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express plunged into
Dhave river in Bihar`s Aurangabad district.

Sept 10, 2002: 120 were killed when the Kolkata-New
Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed over a bridge in Bihar.

May 15, 2003: Thirty eight passengers were killed and
13 injured when three coaches of the Amritsar-bound Frontier
Mail caught fire.

June 22, 2003: 53 were killed and 25 injured when the
Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special train derailed after
crossing Vaibhavwadi Station in Sindhudurg district in

July 2, 2003: A train engine and two adjoining coaches
fell off a bridge in Warangal, killing 18 people.

February 27, 2004: 30 people were killed when the
Guwahati-bound Kanchenjunga Express rammed into a truck at an
unmanned level-crossing in West Bengal`s Dinajpur district.

December 15, 2004: 34 people, including 11 women,
died and nearly 50 injured when the Ahmedabad-bound Jammu Tawi
Express collided head-on with a local train, about 40 km from
Jalandhar, in Punjab.

November 9, 2006: Nearly 40 died and 15 injured in a
West Bengal rail accident.

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

November 14, 2009: The Delhi-bound Mandore Express
derailed with some portion of the track piercing its AC
compartment, leaving seven passengers dead and over 60 injured
in Bassi town near Jaipur.

October 21, 2009: Twenty-two people were killed and
26 injured when the Goa Express rammed into the Mewar Express
at Banjana on the Mathura-Vrindavan section of the Northern
Railway in Uttar Pradesh.

May 28, 2010: The Howrah-Kurla Jyaneshwari Express
was derailed by Naxals in West Midnapore district killing at
least 148 people.

July 19, 2010: The speeding Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga
Express rammed into the Vanachal Express at Sainthia station
in West Bengal`s Birbhum district killing at least 60 people.

April 18, 2011: Hundreds of passengers on board the
Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express had a miraculous escape when
fire broke out in three coaches and the pantry car as the
train was passing through Rajasthan.

Bureau Report

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