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1 dead, 30 hurt as train, truck collide near Tokyo

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:02 PM

(UPDATED) The crash derails the train's front carriage and pins the truck to a wall

CRASH. Rescue team work at the crash site, where a train is derailed after a collision with a truck at a crossing in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture on September 5, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

3 children, adult killed in France train-car crash – mayor

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The train linking the city of Reims with Epernay crashed into the car, which appears to have driven into the level crossing when the barrier was closed

CRASH. French gendarmes and firefighters stand at a level crossing on July 15, 2019, after a car and a TER regional express train crashed at the exit of the train station in Avenay-Val-d'Or, near Reims, northeastern France. Photo by Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

Fiery crash at Cairo train station kills 20

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:19 PM

After the accident, the cabinet announces that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has accepted the resignation of Transport Minister Hisham Arafat

DEADLY CRASH. Fire fighters and onlookers gather at the scene of a fiery train crash at the Egyptian capital Cairo's main railway station on February 27, 2019. Photo by Stringer/AFP

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The crash of the Puyuma Express train on Sunday also injures 187 passengers.

RAILWAY CRASH. Taiwan search and rescue team officials wait for a crane to arrive at the crash site after the Puyuma Express train derailed at high speed near Xima station in Taiwan's northeastern Yilan county on October 21, 2018. Photo by Daniel Shih/AFP

Dutch rail collision kills 4 children

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:29 PM

A fifth child and the woman driving the vehicle are critically injured in the accident in Oss, a town around 110 kilometers (65 miles) southeast of the capital Amsterdam

CRASH. Members of the emergency services investigate the scene of a train crash on a rail crossing in Oss, The Netherlands, on September 20, 2018 which killed 4 children.  Photo by Vincent Jannik/ANP/AFP

At least 10 killed as Egypt trains collide

Feb 28, 2018 - 11:04 PM

The collision between the freight train and the passenger train takes place in Behaira province.

1 killed, 22 injured in Austrian train collision

Feb 12, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Police say the accident happened a little before 1 pm (1200 GMT) at Niklasdorf station in Styria province. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined

At least 2 dead, more than 100 hurt in South Carolina train collision

Feb 04, 2018 - 8:56 PM

(UPDATED) It is the 3rd deadly incident involving an Amtrak train since December, raising questions about the safety of the US national railway service

COLLISION. An Amtrak train travelling between New York and Miami collided with a CSX freight train. Photo by Rappler

At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The crash occurs in the night near the town of Pokrov, some 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of the Russian capital

42 injured in U.S. train crash – authorities

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:24 PM

All 42 people on board the moving train in Philadelphia Pennsylvania suffer non life threatening injuries when their high speed train runs into a stationary unoccupied train

The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Egypt train crash toll hits 41 as cranes clear busy link

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED The accident also wounds 132 people with 79 being discharged after treatment while 53 remained in hospital on Saturday Health Minister Ahmed Emad el Din Rady says

TRAIN CRASH. A picture taken on August 12, 2017 shows a general view of people observing the wreckage of a fatal train collision in the area of Khorshid on the outskirts of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria from the day before. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt train collision kills at least 36 – health ministry

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:33 PM

UPDATED State television citing transport ministry officials report the crash was probably caused by a malfunction in one of the trains that brought it to a halt on the rails

India rail disaster kills 39

Jan 22, 2017 - 1:06 PM

UPDATED Investigators are looking into whether Maoist rebels had tampered with the railway tracks

At least 31 dead in Iran train crash

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:57 PM

UPDATED More than 70 people are admitted to hospital after the crash in the northern province of Semnan on the main line between the capital Tehran and second city Mashhad Mohammad Reza Khabbaz tells state television

IRAN TRAIN CRASH. A general view shows the aftermath of a train crash in the Iranian city of Yazd on November 10, 2012, after a passenger train derailed late on November 9, killing four people and injuring 26. IRNA/Masoud Mirjaili/AFP

At least 120 killed as Indian train derails

Nov 20, 2016 - 12:11 PM

7th UPDATE Hundreds of army and police are on the scene where rescue workers are scrambling to reach the victims

Indian rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a train that derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016. AFP photo

Death toll in Cameroon train crash hits 79

Oct 24, 2016 - 5:40 PM

More than 500 people are injured when the train travelling from the capital Yaounde to the economic hub of Douala comes off the rails near the central city of Eseka

CAMEROON TRAIN CRASH. A passenger escapes a train car using a window as others leave from the site of a train derailment in Eseka on October 21, 2016. File Photo by AFP

1 dead, 114 hurt as New Jersey train crash causes major damage

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:41 PM

4th UPDATE New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the train entered the Hoboken station at a high rate of speed and crashed through the barriers bringing it into the interior wall of the terminal

8 seriously injured in France train crash

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:45 PM

UPDATED One of the seriously injured is rushed to the hospital by a helicopter in an absolutely urgent state according to the head of local rescue services Christophe Risdorfer

20 dead in Italy head-on train crash

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Emergency services race to extract people from the wreckage of smashed carriages thrown across a single track into olive groves near the town of Andria in what one witness describes as an apocalyptic scene

TRAIN CRASH. A handout picture provided by the Italian Fire Brigade on July 12, 2016 shows the crash site where two trains collided on a single-track stretch between Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, southern Italy, July 12, 2016. Photo by Italian Fire Brigade/EPA

130 injured in South Africa train crash – medics

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:03 AM

The two trains plow into each other in Lamontville township on the outskirts of Durban None of the injured are in critical condition

Belgium probes deadly train crash

Jun 06, 2016 - 8:53 AM

4th UPDATE Authorities say lightning and flood damage are being explored as a possible cause

WRECK. A damaged train is seen following a collision between a goods train and a passenger train on June 5, 2016 near Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, Belgium. John Thys/AFP

'Human error' caused deadly German train crash

Feb 16, 2016 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED A 39 year old signalling worker is charged with negligence leading to the accident

DEADLY COLLISION. Firefighters move rescue equipment to the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, Germany, February 9, 2016. Photo by Paul Winterer/EPA

10 dead as French high-speed train derails during test run

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The accident comes a day after a string of deadly attacks in Paris but there are no signs that the train derailment was anything other than an accident

DERAILED. View of a crash of a TGV train that fell from a bridge in Eckwersheim, near to Strasbourg, France, November 14, 2015. Five people were reported dead and about 60 injured. The train derailed while on a bridge and the cars fell into the Marne-Rhine canal, to reports. There have been no terror-related reports and no links to the attacks of the previous night in Paris. Photo by Mathieu Cugnot/EPA

Rush-hour train crash injures dozens in Indonesia

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:27 PM

At least 35 people were injured when a packed commuter train slammed into the back of another at a station in the Indonesian capital Jakarta during rush hour

TRAIN CRASH. An Indonesian commuter train crashes during rush hour. Photo from Twitter @TMCPoldametro

Injured toll in S. Africa train crash tops 200 – medics

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Cause of the crash remains unknown but an investigation is currently underway

AFTER THE CRASH. Railway inspectors and emergency personnel stand near the site of a train crash in Johannesburg on July 17. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

Japan marks 10th anniversary of fatal train crash

Apr 25, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Bereaved families express anger and sorrow while officials pledg to continue improving train safety

HYOGO TRAIN ACCIDENT. Rescue workers removing passengers from wreckage of commuter train in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Province, Monday, 25 April 2005. Kimio Ida/EPA

More than 50 injured in Thai train crash

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:14 AM

The collision occurs Thursday evening in Ayutthaya province when a rapid train from Bangkok to Denchai slams into the back of a stationary express train

New Turkey high speed train in test crash before opening

Jul 04, 2014 - 7:58 PM

The YHT high speed train partially derailed Thursday after colliding with a maintenance vehicle No one was killed or injured but the train suffered damage

MODERNIZING THE RAIL. Turkish politicians and locals ride on a train after the opening ceremony of the Marmaray railway which is a tube tunnel submerged into the Bosphorus waterway in Istanbul, Turkey, October 29, 2013. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

DR Congo train crash kills at least 57

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:42 AM

The official death toll was first given as 37 people but government spokesman Lambert Mende later gave an updated toll of 57

Spain to review rail safety after deadly crash

Aug 09, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Frances will review its railway network to better the security of trains following the derailment of a train last month killing at least 70

MOVING FORWARD. Emergency members attend to the injured of the train accident close to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain on 24 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Lavandeira Jr

Driver in Spain train disaster faces charges

Jul 27, 2013 - 6:11 PM

UPDATED Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz says the driver of the devastating train crash has been detained for reckless homicide

NATIONAL MOURNING. Spain's Prime Minister declares 3 days of national mourning for at least 78 passengers killed in a train crash in Santiago de Compostela. The cause of the crash is still unknown. AFP/Oscar Corral

Driver of deadly Spain train crash faces probe

Jul 26, 2013 - 7:38 AM

The driver would be questioned by police in the hospital where he has been placed under surveillance

NATIONAL MOURNING. Spain's Prime Minister declares 3 days of national mourning for at least 78 passengers killed in a train crash in Santiago de Compostela. The cause of the crash is still unknown. AFP/Oscar Corral

Speed, track in focus in Spain train crash probe

Jul 25, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Authorities eye speeding as the main cause of one of Spain s deadliest rail disasters

LIVES LOST. Authorities eye speeding as the main cause of the rail crash that killed 80 people in Spain. In this photo, victims’ relatives gather outside the Cersia building, where psychologists from the Red Cross attend to them. AFP/Cesar Manso

Spain declares 3 days of mourning over rail crash

Jul 25, 2013 - 8:22 PM

Spain s Prime Minister expresses condolences to the families of at least 78 killed in the train crash