A BNSF train carrying crude oil in North Dakota collided with another train on Monday, setting off a series of explosions that left at least 10 cars ablaze, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarms over growing oil-by-rail traffic.
The death toll in China`s first
bullet train crash has risen to 43 as the shocked government sacked three top rail officials holding them responsible
for the accident that also left 211 passengers injured.
A passenger rail rammed into a
goods train coming from opposite direction after its driver
apparently missed a signal in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi,
killing at least 10 people and injuring 35 others on Tuesday.
A divisional railway manager of the North Central Zone, along with two other senior officials were transferred following Wednesday`s train collision near Mathura, in which 23 passengers died, officials said on Friday.
Police on Wednesday registered a case against "unknown persons" after it emerged that the Mewar Express had come to a sudden halt because the emergency chain was pulled, after which another train rammed into it, killing 22 people.