Rail accidents

Union Pacific workers and firefighters stage at the scene of a tanker fire from a derailed train near downtown Dupo, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 2019. Black smoke coming from the derailment scene can be seen for miles and caused the evacuation of schools in the town, authorities said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
DUPO, Ill. (AP) — A freight train 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 says that the...
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In this image from video, a light rail train, left, sits after derailment in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday night, Aug. 22, 2019. Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in the light rail train derailment in Northern California. (KOVR via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 5:29 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in a light rail train derailment in Northern California. Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade says that 27 people were injured, including 13 people who were transported to hospitals. He said the remaining patients...
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August 09, 2019 - 12:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — Large chunks of Britain, including London, were hit with a power cut Friday afternoon that disrupted train travel and snarled rush-hour traffic. Power supplier National Grid said issues with two generators had caused a loss of power across parts of the country and that they had been...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 photo provided by Naomi Hayes, a fire burns after an explosion near Junction City, Ky. A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. (Naomi Hayes via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 5:30 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some homes were consumed by the...
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A police officer walks next to an ICE highspeed train at the main station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 29, 2019. An 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt's main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks. The mother was able to escape but the boy was hit and run over by the train and suffered fatal injuries. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 29, 2019 - 10:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt's main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks, German police said. The mother and then the boy were pushed onto the tracks as a high-speed ICE train was pulling into the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, Brandon Bostian, the engineer involved in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that that left eight people dead and about 200 injured, departs from the center for criminal justice in Philadelphia. Manslaughter charges filed against Bostian have been dropped for a second time. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that any mistakes made by Bostian do not amount to a crime, and a city judge agreed. The state Attorney General's Office says it will appeal the latest ruling. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott rejected the involuntary...
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July 15, 2019 - 7:32 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are searching for the fifth straight day for a small boy whose father failed to deliver him to his mother and then died after being hit by a train. In one of the force's biggest searches ever, the police, aided by sniffer dogs and drones, have combed in vain...
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Pakistani officials and volunteers work at a train crash site in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, Thursday, July 11, 2019. A passenger train rammed into a freight train in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing many people and injuring others, an official said. (AP Photo/Waleed Saddique)
July 11, 2019 - 7:33 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train rammed into a freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 74 others, hospital officials said. The freight train was stationary when the speeding passenger train struck it at Walhar Railway...
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June 24, 2019 - 5:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations were safe...
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June 24, 2019 - 5:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire has engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot in Kazakhstan, injuring at least 16 and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands. Authorities in Kazakhstan also halted railway traffic in the area following Monday's explosions at the depot near the town of Arys in the Shymkent...
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