Deadly Train Accidents in India

Deadly Train Accidents in India
Year Accident Dead Cause
2023 Odisha Train Crash 288 After a passenger train went off the tracks and hit another one in an accident a preliminary report blamed on signal failure
2022 Moynaguri Train Mishap 9 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailed in West Bengal.
2016 Indore Patna Disaster 150 Indore–Patna Express 19321 derailed near Pukhrayan, Kanpur.
2012 Hampi Express Accident 25 Hubli-Bangalore Hampi Express collided with a goods train. The train's four bogies derailed, and one of them caught fire
2010 Sainthia Train Crash 63 The Uttar Banga Express and the Vananchal Express rammed into each other
2010 Gyaneshwari Express Disaster 170 A Mumbai-bound Howrah Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express was derailed by an explosion (or sabotage) between Khemashuli and Sardiha in West Midnapore district and got subsequently hit by a goods train. It was suspected to be a Maoist attack.
2002 Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express 140 Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Rafiganj station between Gaya and Dehri-on-Sone stations
1999 Gaisal Train Disaster 290 Two trains carrying over 2,500 passengers collided near Gaisal, Assam, . The trains exploded upon collision as it rammed into each other at a very high speed.
1998 Khanna Train Disaster 212 The Kolkata bound Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Express rammed into six derailed Frontier Golden Temple Mail coaches bound for Amritsar near Khanna on the Khanna-Ludhiana section of India's Northern Railway in Punjab.
1995 Firozabad Rail Disaster 358 The incident unraveled when the Kalindi express got stuck on the tracks due to a brake failure after colliding with a cow. The Purushottam Express was allowed to operate on the same track at the same time as a result of which this accident occured.
1988 Peruman Railway Accident 106 A train derailed on the Peruman bridge over Ashtamudi Lake in Kerala and 10 carriages of the train fell into the water.
1981 Bihar Train Disaster 500 Some were of the view that the accident was caused by a cyclone while others claim that it was caused by flash flooding. This tragic accident had been dubbed as one of the most dreadful train accidents in India, if not the most.


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