Rail accidents

December 04, 2018 - 7:37 pm
RED BANKS, Miss. (AP) — A freight train smashed into a van at a railroad crossing in northwest Mississippi on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and three others critically injured. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said his company's train hit the van in Red Banks, about 40 miles (65 kilometers)...
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November 28, 2018 - 9:55 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Four migrants killed by a train in northern Greece may have been sleeping on the tracks when they were hit, authorities said Wednesday. The victims were two men and two women aged 30-35, coroner Nikos Kifnidis told The Associated Press. He said they were lying down when...
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A Protestor shouts slogans as takes part in a rally during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Unions want the left-led government to ditch key elements of the austerity packages that were imposed in waves since 2010 to balance the country's public finances, under pressure from international bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 28, 2018 - 9:00 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train and island ferry services in Greece were suspended Wednesday and most Athens public transport was idle as the country's biggest labor union held a strike against persisting austerity measures. The transport shutdown prompted Athenians to drive to work, causing major...
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A passenger train after a collision with a landslide, near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018. One person died and dozens were injured Tuesday after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona, Spanish authorities said. (Anti-radar Catalunya via AP)
November 20, 2018 - 3:51 am
VACARISSES, Spain (AP) — A commuter train traveling toward Barcelona was derailed by a landslide on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, Spanish authorities said. The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local (...
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This photo provided by Montezuma police shows a train derailment on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Byromville, Ga. CSX Railroad said the cars derailed around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon. The exact number of cars involved is unclear. CSX says "several" cars derailed. The town's fire chief, Brett Walls, tells WMAZ-TV that between 15 and 30 cars fell from a bridge onto Georgia Highway 90. (Montezuma police via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm
BYROMVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Rail cars tumbled from an overpass onto a Georgia highway on Saturday, causing an evacuation and traffic headaches in a small town but resulting in no injuries. CSX Railroad said 30 cars derailed. That included some that fell from the overpass onto Highway 90 at Byromville,...
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October 28, 2018 - 6:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a night train traveling from Berlin to Zurich has collided with a small construction vehicle in southwestern Germany. No one was hurt. Federal police said the accident happened south of Freiburg about 7 a.m. Sunday. The train, operated by Austria's OeBB, ran into the...
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In this video grab provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations press service on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2028, an Emergency Situations Ministry employee works at the place after a section of a bridge collapse near Tuapse, Krasnodar region, south Russia. The Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on Friday that at least six people died in Russia's Krasnodar region when torrential rains and flash floods hit the area on Wednesday. (Russia Emergency Situations Ministry press service via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 7:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — At least six people died as flash floods hit southern Russia, paralyzing road and train traffic across the Black Sea region and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes, rescue officials said Friday. The region, which hosted many events for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, saw a huge...
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Rescue workers work at the site of a train derailment in Yilan county northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said.(Kyodo News via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 10:21 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators say excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores. The official Central News Agency says a Cabinet task force found the train entered a curve at 140 kph (87 mph), almost twice the speed limit...
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Workers survey the aftermath of a train derailment in Yilan county, northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2018 - 2:33 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the...
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In this photo released by Taiwan Railways Administration, train carriages are scattered at the site of a train derailment in Lian in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 300 passengers toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan's southeast coast, when it went off the tracks on Sunday afternoon. (Taiwan Railways Administration via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 9:00 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Twenty-two people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a...
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