Timeline: Major train accidents in India since 2000New Delhi: Two trains got derailed at the same spot within minutes while crossing a bridge in Madhya Pradesh late Tuesday night. More than 27 people are feared dead so far in the accident with
New Delhi: Two trains got derailed at the same spot within minutes while crossing a bridge in Madhya Pradesh late Tuesday night. More than 27 people are feared dead so far in the accident with over 50 reported to be injured.
This is not for the first time that Indian Railways has witnessed such a tragedy.
Here goes the timeline of major train accidents in India since year 2000:
March 20, 2015: Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express got derailed near Raebareli Bachhrawan station in Uttar Pradesh. Nearly 38 people were killed and 150 were injured in the accident.
February 13, 2015: Eight bogies of Bangalore-Ernakulam Express got derailed near Hosur, Tamil Nadu. 10 people were reportedly killed in the accident while around 150 were injured.
December 16, 2014: Howrah-Gaya Express train rammed into a Bolero at an unmanned railway crossing in Patna killing five people while 3 were injured in the accident.
October 1, 2014: Krishak Express collided with Lucknow-Barauni Express near Gorakhpur. 12 people were killed in the accident and around 45 were injured.
June 25, 2014: Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express got derailed near Chapra in Bihar that killed 5 people.
May 26, 2014: Delhi-Gorakhpur Express rammed into a stationary goods train near Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh. While 11 people were killed in the accident over 100 got were injured.
May 4, 2014: Around 18 people were killed when Diva-Sawantwadi Passenger train got derailed in Maharashtra. Over 124 people were injured in the accident.
February 17, 2014: 10 coaches of Nizamuddin- Ernakulam Mangla Express got derailed near Nashik in Maharashtra. 3 people were killed in the accident while 37 were injured.
January 8, 2014: Three coaches of Bandra Dehradun Express were gutted in fire near Surar. While four people died due to suffocation, five were injured in the accident.
August 19, 2013: Around 28 people were run over by the speeding Saharsa-Patna Rajyarani Express n Bihar's Khagaria district.
April 10, 2013: 11 bogies of Muzaffarpur-Yeshvantpur Weekly Express got derailed near Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. One was killed while 33 were injured in the incident.
July 30, 2012: One of the coaches of the Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh killing around 35 people.
May 31, 2012: Howrah-Dehradun-Doon Express got derailed near Jaunpur in UP killing seven people.
May 22, 2012: Atleast 25 people were killed when Bengaluru bound Hampi Express collided with a goods train in Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh.
January 11, 2012: Five were killed after the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail collided with a goods train.
November 22, 2011: Atleast seven people were burnt to death after Howrah-Dehradun express caught fire in Jharkhand.
July 7, 2011: 31 people were killed after Mathura Chhapra Express rammed into a bus with 80 passengers at an unmanned railway crossing in UP.
May 22, 2011: A passenger train collided with a Bolero at at an unmanned level crossing near Madhubani station in Bihar killing 16 people.
July 19, 2010: Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express collided with Vanachal Express at Sainthia station in Bhirbhum district in West Bengal. Around 60 people were killed in the accident.
May 28, 2010: 13 bogies of Gyaneshwari Express got derailed in West Bengal which were later rammed in by a goods train killing over 148 people
June 16, 2004: Mumbai bound Matsyagandha express got derailed near Raigarh in Maharashtra killing 20 people while over 60 were injured.
July 2, 2003: 2 bogies along with the engine of a train got derailed on a bridge and fell on the vehicles crossing beneath the bridge. Atleast 22 people were killed in the accident.
June 22, 2003: 3 bogies of Karwar–Mumbai central Holiday Special got derailed in Maharashtra killing 53 while over 25 passengers were injured.
May 15, 2003: A passenger train in Punjab caught fire a stove blasted in the train killing 40 people while over 50 were injured.
June 3, 2003: 3 bogies of an express train got derailed in Maharashtra killing 18 people.
September 10, 2002: Delhi bound Rajdhani Express got derailed near Bihar killing over 120 people.
June 4, 2002: 34 people were killed after Kasganj Express rammed into a bus in UP.
May 12, 2002: Patna bound Shramjeevi Express got derailed in Jaunpur in UP killing 12 people.
June 22, 2001: Magalore-Chennai Mail got derailed and fell into the Kadalundi River in Kerala. 40 people were killed in the accident.
December 3, 2000: Howrah-Amritsar Mail got derailed in Punjab killing 46 while over 130 people were injured in the accident.