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The Financial Express

Global train accidents with highest fatalities over past decade


Rescue workers walk next to a damaged train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan April 2, 2021, in this still image taken from video. FTV via Reuters Rescue workers walk next to a damaged train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan April 2, 2021, in this still image taken from video. FTV via Reuters

At least 36 people were killed and 72 injured when a Taiwan train derailed in a tunnel on Friday after apparently hitting a truck in the island’s worst rail disaster in at least four decades.

Following is a list of train accidents around the world with the most fatalities over the past decade:

Oct 31, 2019 - Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. At least 64 people killed, 30 injured due to a fire on a passenger train

Sept 5, 2019 - Tanganyika Province, Congo. More than 50 people killed when a passenger train derails

Oct 19, 2018 - Amritsar, India. More than 50 people killed and more than 200 injured when a train runs into a crowd celebrating a festival

Nov 25, 2016 - Semnan, Iran. 49 people killed, 103 injured when derailed passenger train runs into broken down passenger train

Nov 20, 2016 - Pukhrayan, India. 150 people killed, 150 injured when a passenger train derails

Oct 21, 2016 - Eseka, Cameroon. 79 people killed, more than 550 injured when a train derails

July 24, 2013 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain. At least 79 people killed, 140 injured when a high speed train derails on a curve

Nov 17, 2012 - Manfalut, Egpyt. At least 50 children killed when a school bus is hit by a train

Feb 22, 2012 - Buenos Aires, Argentina. 51 people killed, more than 700 injured when a train crashes into a buffer stop at a station

July 10, 2011 - Fatephur, India. 70 people killed, more than 300 injured when a mail train derails

 

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