Rail accidents - chronology

Last Updated: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 09:51

New Delhi: A goods train today rammed
into a stationary passenger train in Badarwas railway station
in Madhya Pradesh`s Shivpuri district leaving at least eight
people dead.

Following is the chronology of major train accidents
since 2000:

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

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

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

March 23, 2002: Seven injured when 13 bogies of
Lokmanya Tilak Superfast Express from Patna to Mumbai derailed
near Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.

May 12, 2002: Twelve killed when the New Delhi-Patna
Shramjeevi Express derails in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.

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

September 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: One hundred and twenty are killed when
the Kolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derails over a bridge
in Bihar.

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

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

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

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

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

August 18, 2006: Two carriages caught fire on
Chennai-Hyderabad Express near Secundrabad railway station.

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

December 1, 2006: A portion of 150-year-old bridge
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 in Bassi town near Jaipur.
October 21, 2009: Twenty-two people were killed and 26
injured when the Goa Express rammed the Mewar Express at
Banjana on the Mathura-Vrindavan section of the Northern
Railway in Uttar Pradesh.

2 January 2010: Three accidents involving five trains
took place in Uttar Pradesh due to dense fog conditions,
killing 15 people.

16 January 2010: Three people died and around a dozen
were injured when two express trains -- Kalindi Express and
Shram Shakti Express -- collided in thick fog in Uttar
Pradesh.

May 28, 2010: Jyaneshwari Express derailed by Naxals
killing at least 148 people.

July 19, 2010: Speeding Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga
Express rammed into the Vanachal Express at Sainthia station
in Bhirbhum district killing over 60 people.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 09:51

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