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Tragedy on The Tracks: Five Worst Train Accidents in India

The Indore-Patna Express train accident has once again raised questions on railway safety in the country.


Updated:November 20, 2016, 3:04 PM IST
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The Indore-Patna Express train accident has once again raised questions on railway safety in the country.

Rail fracture is the mostly cause of Sunday’s accident near Kanpur which claimed at least 100 lives.

ALSO READ: Indore-Patna Train Accident: Victims' Kin to Get Rs 12.5 Lakh Compensation

ALSO READ: Tragedy on The Tracks: Chronology of Major Railway Accidents Since 2010

Here’s a look at five worst train accidents in India.

- 28 May 2010: Gyaneshwari Express train derailment (170 deaths)

- 9 September 2002: Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (140 deaths)

- 26 November 1998: Khanna rail disaster (212 deaths)

- 2 August 1999: Collision of Awadh–Assam Express and Brahmaputra Mail (268 deaths)

- 20 August 1995: Firozabad rail disaster (358 deaths)

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