Timeline of major train accidents in India

New Delhi: Indian Railways witnessed another train mishap on Wednesday after Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chhapara district of Bihar.The accident occurred at around 2:05 am between Chapra and Goldiganj stations, minutes after it left
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India TV News Desk June 25, 2014 8:40 IST
New Delhi: Indian Railways witnessed another train mishap on Wednesday after Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chhapara district of Bihar.

The accident occurred at around 2:05 am between Chapra and Goldiganj stations, minutes after it left Chapra station.

Following is the chronology of major train accidents in India:

In August 1995, over 250 people were killed when Purushottam Express and Kalindi Express collided near Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

January 5, 2002: 21 killed and 41 injured when Secundarabad-Manmad express train rammed into a stationary goods train at Ghatnandur station in Maharashtra.

March 23, 2002: Seven injured when 13 bogies of Lokmanya Tilak Superfast Express from Patna to Mumbai derailed near Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.

September 9, 2002: 100 passengers were killed and 150 hurt when a bogie of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express plunged into Dhave river in Bihar's Aurangabad district.

May 15, 2003: Thirty eight people, including women and children, were killed and 13 injured when three coaches of Amritsar-bound Frontier Mail caught fire.

June 22, 2003: 53 were killed and 25 injured when Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special train derailed after crossing Vaibhavwadi Station in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra.

July 2, 2003: A train engine and two adjoining coaches fell off a bridge in Warangal, killing 18 people.

February 27, 2004: 30 people killed when Guwahati-bound Kanchenjunga Express rammed into a truck at an unmanned level-crossing in West Bengal's Dinajpur district.

December 15, 2004: 34 persons, including 11 women, died and about 50 injured when Ahmedabad-bound Jammu Tawi Express collided head-on with a local train about 40 km from Jalandhar in Punjab.

August 18, 2006: Two carriages caught fire on Chennai-Hyderabad Express near Secundrabad railway station.

November 9, 2006: About 40 died and 15 injured in a West Bengal rail accident.

December 1, 2006: A portion of 150-year-old bridge being dismantled collapsed over a passing train in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, killing 35 and injuring 17.

Dec 14, 2007: Ludhiana-Ferozpur Express rammed a min bus near Ajitwal station killing 16 people.  

Aug 1, 2008: A Secunderabad-Kakinada nightly Gautami Express with 360 passengers catches fire near Tadallapusalapalli station in Warangal killing at least 31 passengers.  

February 13, 2009: Twelve carriages of Coromandel Express derailed near Jajpur Road station in Orissa.

 
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