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2017

21 Jan - India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 39 dead and scores injured

    - Train in Southern India Derails, Killing Scores

21 Jan - India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 12 dead and many injured

18 Jan - Rome's subway evacuated as powerful earthquakes rock Italy

12 Jan - Chicago - Nightmare Commute On South Shore: Commuters Stuck For Hours Due to Ice On Overhead Electric Lines

Mark Warner grills D.C.'s Metro transit system over cybersecurity, warns of 'grave' consequences

04 Jan - New York - Long Island Rail Road train derails in Brooklyn; 100+ injured

    103 injured in train derailment at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal


2016

10 Dec - Hitrino, Bulgaria - Bulgarian Freight Train Derails and Explodes, Killing Five, 20 Treated for Burns

        “...train carrying liquid petroleum gas derailed and exploded in the northeastern village of Hitrino,

        Saturday. Dozens of people were transported to nearby hospitals with burns and other injuries.”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwUd8U79K48

        Tanker train explodes in Bulgaria after derailing

07 Dec - FBI: No evidence to verify threat against L.A. subway system

06 Dec - Los Angeles, California - Threat to Metro rail station - Security tight after Los Angeles rail threat

     L.A. rail terror threat from abroad raises concerns

     FBI Investigating Threat Against Los Angeles Metro

25 Nov - Iran train crash in Semnan province kills at least 31

20 Nov - Pukhrayan village Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India

     Search for bodies at Indian train crash site ends; 146 dead

     Train Derails in North India, Killing 104; Many Trapped

6 Nov - Marion County, Florida - Two trains collide in Florida, 20 cars derail

     2 trains collide, derail in central Florida

09 Nov - At least 7 killed in tram accident in south London

     Police: 5 Killed in London Early Morning Tram Derailment

03 Nov - Karachi, Pakistan - Almost 20 killed as two passenger trains collide

30 Oct - Hamburg, Germany - Manhunt for suspects after 4 stabbed at Germany train station

23 Oct - Cameroon Train Crash Death Toll as High as 73, Rescuers Say

      Overloaded Train Derails in Cameroon

08 Oct - New Hyde Park, New York - Train derails east of NYC; dozens suffer injuries

07 Oct - Islamabad, Pakistan - 3 people killed, 16 hurt as train rams into bus in Pakistan

07 Oct - Mach in the Baluchistan province, Pakistan - Bomb Hits Train in SW Pakistan, Killing 6 People

01 Oct - Brazzaville, Republic of Congo - Republic of Congo police say 14 killed in train attack

29 Sept - Hoboken, New Jersey - One Dead, 100+ Injured in NJ Commutator Train Crash

     Daily Mall: Pictures at the scene

     Hoboken Train Crash Leaves One Dead and Dozens Injured

     Livestream: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/show/cbs...ive-video-one/

19 Sept - Device explodes near N.J. train station as robot tries to disarm it

     Pipe Bombs Found Near Train Station in Elizabeth, N.J., Official Says

     Mayor: One of five devices found in N.J. city explodes

15 Sept - Multan, a city in Punjab Province - Pakistan - Train Crash in Pakistan Kills at Least 4

09 Sept 16 - Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain - Spain train crash causes 'deaths and injuries'

     Spanish Authorities Raise Death Toll in Train Derailment to 4, With 47 Injured Taken to Hospitals

09 Sept 16 - Paris, France -Gare du Nord train station - All-female terror cell plot to blow up Paris train station





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List of World's Worst Train Disasters (1)

 

~  2007 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Benaleka train crash, 100+ killed 

~  2005 - India - Veligonda train disaster kills 114+

~  2005 - Japan - Amagasaki train wreck kills 103

~  Apr 2004 - Ryongchon, North Korea - hundreds reported dead and

          1,000+ wounded in train station explosions

~  Mar 2004 - Madrid, Spain - terrorist attack kills and wounds hundreds

~  2004 - North Korea - Ryongchon train disaster kills 150

~  2004 - Telwatta, Sri Lanka - Indian Ocean Earthquake tsunami causes

         Queen of the Sea train disaster; 1,700 casualties

~  Feb 2004 - Neyshabur, Iran - at least 300 killed when a runaway train explodes

~  Jun 2002 -  Dodoma region, Tanzania - at least 200 killed

         when passenger train collides with goods train

~  Feb 2002 - Egypt - Al Ayatt train disaster - 350 killed in fire on train traveling to Cairo

~  2002 - India - Rafiganj train crash kills 130+

~  2002 - Mozambique - Muamba rail crash kills 196

~  1999 - India - Gaisal train wreck - 285 killed when a Delhi train

         collides with another train head-on

~  1998 - India - 201 passengers killed in Punjab state when Delhi train derails

~  1998 - Germany - Eschede train crash kills 101

~  1998 - Cameroon - Yaounde train explosion kills 120

~  Jun 1989 - Ufa, Russia - More than 400 killed in gas explosion under two trains

~  1997 - India - Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh train disaster kills 120

~  Aug 1995 - Uttar Pradesh, India - 350 killed when two trains collide near Agra 

~  1995 - Baku (Azerbaijan) 337 killed in train disaster

~  Sep 1994 - Tolunda, Angola, train plunges into deep ravine 300 killed

~  1993 - Kenya - Ngai Ndethya train crash kills 114

~  Jan 1990 - Sindh Province, Pakistan - passenger train collides with freight train over 210 killed

~  Jun 1981 - Bihar, India - 800 killed when cyclone blows train into river

~  1972 - Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico - 208 killed

~  Feb 1970 - Bueonos Aires, Argentina - express train crashes into commuter train, 236 people killed

~  1963 - Japan - Yokohama train crash kills 161

~  1962 - Tokyo, Japan - Triple train crashes kill 162

~  1960 - Czechoslovakia - Steblova train disaster kills 118

~  Sept 1957 - Montgomery, West Pakistan - express train crashes into oil train with 250 killed

~  Apr 1955 - Guadalajara, Mexico - train plunges into a deep canyon killing more than 300

~  1953 - New Zealand - Tangiwai train crash kills 151

~  1952 - England - Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash

     London - Three Trains Crash At Harrow

- "At least 85 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in the country's worst peacetime rail crash. The accident happened at 0820 GMT at Harrow, a north-west suburb of London. A London-bound express train from Perth ploughed into the back of the 0731 Tring-Euston commuter train as it was about to leave Harrow and Wealdstone station, on the London Midland region line.  Seconds later, a third train coming from Euston crashed into the wreckage."

~  Oct 1949 - Danzig,Warsaw express derails in Poland - 200+ people killed

~  1947 - Komagawa, Japan train crash kills 184

~  Mar 3, 1944 - Salerno, Italy - Balvano (Basilicata) train disaster - 521 (illegal) passengers killed by carbon monoxide poisoning when freight train (not passenger train) stalls in Armi tunnel

~  Jan 1944 - Spain, Torro Tunnel, Leon train disaster - 500+ people killed

~  1940 - Osaka, Japan - train crash explosion - 181 killed

~  1918 - Nashville, Tennessee - The Great Train Wreck of 1918

~  Dec 1917 - Train carrying troops derails near the entrance to Mt. Cenis Tunnel, Modane,

         France - 543 people killed

~  1915 - Scotland - Quintinshill rail crash kills 227

~  Nov 1901 - U.S. - Michigan - A train wreck fire kills 100 people

~  Jan 1895 - Butte, Montana - Railroad Yard Explosion and Fire - 50 Killed and 100+ Injured -  

     "During a fire in the Montana Central railway yards at [illegible] o'clock this evening, a

     warehouse containing powder caught fire and exploded with tremendous force, killing a

     number of firemen and spectators and maiming many others."



References for educational, instructional, research, and demonstration purposes only

(1)  Partial info from  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3650835.stm

(2)  Graniteville, S.C., EPA.gov photo Jan 6, 2005

(3)  New York Grand Central Station Photo  http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=233812005

 



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