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2000 - 2010: Major train accidents in India

2000 - 2010: Major train accidents in India

There have been several incidents of train collisions in the country in the past decade.

New Delhi: 2010 has clearly been a not-so-good year for the Indian Railways. Monday morning's accident at the Badarwas railway station near Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh is the latest mishap in a series of fatal train accidents this past year.

Just two months ago on July 19, the Uttarbanga Express collided into the Vananchal Express at Sainthia in West Bengal, killing 66 people and injuring 90 passengers.

On May 28 this year, the Howrah-Kurla Jyaneshwari Express was derailed by Naxals in West Midnapore district killing at least 148 people.

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

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

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

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 the Mewar Express at Banjana on the Mathura-Vrindavan section of the Northern Railway in Uttar Pradesh.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Sept 10, 2002 - One hundred and twenty killed when the Kolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed over a bridge in Bihar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 3, 2000 - Forty-six were killed and over 130 injured as the Howrah-Amritsar Mail rams into a derailed goods train between Sarai Banjara and Sadhugarh in Punjab.
first published:September 20, 2010, 11:02 IST