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Dozens Dead, Hundreds Trapped as Indian Trains Derail

Accident happened in Odisha state

(Newser) - Two passenger trains derailed in India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and trapping hundreds of others inside more than a dozen damaged coaches, officials said. About 400 people were injured and taken to hospitals after the accident, which happened nearly 1,000 miles northwest of the capital of...

Train Derails in Montana
Latest Train Derailment
Spilled a Lot of Beer
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Latest Train Derailment Spilled a Lot of Beer

Cars in Montana derailment were reportedly carrying Coors Light, Blue Moon

(Newser) - About 25 train cars derailed Sunday in northwestern Montana, with no injuries or evacuations reported, reports the AP . The reason for the lack of evacuations, per USA Today : The cars were either empty or carrying beer, specifically Coors Light and Blue Moon. The cars derailed near the town of Paradise...

Another Train Flies Off the Tracks in Fiery Accident

BNSF train carrying ethanol, corn syrup derails in Raymond, Minnesota; local homes evacuated

(Newser) - A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early Thursday, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said. The AP reports that a BNSF train derailed in the town of Raymond, roughly 100 miles west of Minneapolis, at about 1am, according to...

Audio Reveals Directive for Train Driver to Blow Red Light

'Go, go,' urged stationmaster who's since been arrested after Greek train crash that killed 57

(Newser) - The death toll from Tuesday's train crash in Greece rose to 57 as of Thursday, and Greek rail workers went on strike to protest working conditions and what they say is an outdated rail system. Now, a new development: dispatch audio in which one of the drivers of the...

After Horrific Train Crash, an Arrest and a Resignation

Station manager charged with manslaughter by negligence

(Newser) - There's nothing left of the front two carriages of a passenger train that collided with a freight train near Tempe, Greece, on Tuesday. The cars, which caught fire, are "completely destroyed," the BBC reports, adding it's unclear how many people died. The death toll stands at...

NTSB Chief Pleads: Stop 'Misleading a Suffering Community'

Jennifer Homendy asks people to stop spreading 'misinformation' on Ohio train derailment

(Newser) - It's been more than two weeks since a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, and information continues to trickle out on the incident—as well as misinformation, which the head of the National Transportation Safety Board is now trying to stop. In what ABC News calls...

Report: Workers on Derailed Train Thought It Was Too Big

'If nothing changes, it will happen again,' says rep for one of the Norfolk Southern workers unions

(Newser) - The chemical-laden freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 was a rather large one: more than 150 cars, stretching for 9,300 feet and weighing 18,000 tons. Now, Norfolk Southern workers are saying they were concerned before the accident about the train's size, and...

After Plane Crash, Cops Rescue Pilot Seconds Before Train Hit

Watch as police pull pilot from small aircraft from tracks right before train smashes into it

(Newser) - One very lucky pilot in California is alive after surviving not one, but two back-to-back crashes over the weekend. Per the LAPD's Valley Bureau , a small plane lost power and crashed onto the railroad tracks in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, with ABC7 noting the accident...

The Car Tried to Get Around the Gate. Then: 'Boom! Boom!'

2 are dead in Aventura, Fla., after commuter train hits their car trying to cross tracks

(Newser) - Two people in Aventura, Fla., died when a higher-speed commuter train hit their car as the driver tried to make it around the crossing gate, police said. The crossing gate's lights were flashing and bells were ringing to signal an approaching train on Thursday morning when the car tried...

2 Brothers Killed by Train Were Mourning Brother Killed by Train
Men Grieving Their
Dead Brother Are
Killed in Same Spot
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Men Grieving Their Dead Brother Are Killed in Same Spot

Pablo Us, Jose Us fatally hit by train at same NC spot where Baltazar Us died

(Newser) - The two brothers headed out Tuesday at the crack of dawn to mourn privately for another brother, who was killed last week in North Carolina after a train hit his pickup. Tragically—and "eerily," per the Charlotte Observer —Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and his 20-year-old sibling, Jose...

At Least 30 Dead After 2 Trains Collide in Pakistan
At Least 35 Dead After
Pakistan Train Collision
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At Least 35 Dead After Pakistan Train Collision

As many as 20 passengers are still trapped

(Newser) - Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan early Monday, killing at least 35 passengers, authorities said, as rescuers and villagers worked to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage. Between 15 and 20 passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train and authorities were...

More Than 200 Hurt in Train Collision
Train Collision Injures
More Than 200

Train Collision Injures More Than 200

3 are in critical condition in Malaysia incident

(Newser) - Two light rail trains collided in a tunnel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, injuring more than 200 people, in the first major crash for the 23-year-old metro system, the AP reports. Pictures on social media after the Monday night collision showed bloodied passengers, some lying on the floor of the carriage...

Truck Rolled Down Hill, Landed on Train Tracks. 48 Are Dead

At least 100 hurt in Taiwan's deadliest rail disaster

(Newser) - A train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday after being hit by an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill, killing 48 people. With the train still partly in a tunnel, survivors climbed out of windows and walked along the train's roof to reach safety after the...

They Were Driving to a Camping Trip. Then the Train Came

Florida woman, 2 young grandsons killed on tracks that had no gates or signals

(Newser) - A Florida woman and her two grandsons were killed by a passing Amtrak train on Saturday afternoon as she drove the Cub Scouts to an overnight camping trip near West Palm Beach, per the AP . The train carrying some 200 passengers collided with the family’s Subaru Outback at the...

He Was Posing for His Senior Portrait When the Train Came

Oregon 17-year-old killed near train bridge

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Oregon boy was posing for his high school senior portrait photos along a train bridge when he was fatally struck by a freight train, People reports. Deputies responded to the Troutdale Bridge, near the Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, around 6pm Saturday to find the boy dead, Oregon...

More Than 70 Killed in Fire Caused by Stove on Train

Passengers in Pakistan jumped to their deaths

(Newser) - A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted on Thursday on a train traveling in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, killing at least 71 passengers, officials say. Flames roared through the train cars as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab, they said, the latest tragedy...

Black Smoke Seen for Miles After Train Derailment

Freight train believed to be bearing flammable liquid, but no injuries reported

(Newser) - A freight train believed to be bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences. In a news release, Union Pacific said that...

Schools Chief After Train Crashes Into Bus: 'My Heart Is Broken'

One student dead, 2 injured

(Newser) - One student was killed and two other individuals were injured after an East Texas school bus was hit by a train on Friday, authorities say. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported the collision took place around 4pm, when the bus was at a train crossing in Athens, located about 70 miles...

Netflix on Bird Box Footage: We're Not Pulling It

Company used clip from real train disaster in Quebec that killed 47

(Newser) - Netflix says it will review its practices on stock footage after a controversy involving its newest horror film, but it's not planning to completely bend on what caused the original controversy. The company recently came under fire for using clips from a 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec—an...

It Was a Routine Morning Commute. Then, 'Lives Smashed'

Accident involving 2 trains in Denmark leaves at least 6 dead, 16 injured

(Newser) - At least six are dead and 16 are injured in Denmark after likely debris from a freight train hit a passenger train going the other way on a bridge connecting the country's largest island with another, per Reuters and RTE . The accident on the 11-mile-long Great Belt Bridge linking...

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