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Egypt Train Derailment Kills 19, Injures 107

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A train carrying military recruits has derailed near the Egyptian capital, killing 19 people and injuring 107 others. Officials say two train cars went off the tracks early Tuesday in the Badrasheen neighborhood of Giza. The accident comes less than two weeks after a new transportation minister was named to improve the safety of the […]

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China Officially Opens World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s longest high-speed rail line began operations in China Wednesday. The first train of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-to-Guangzhou route departed from the capital at 9 a.m. local time , with a second train departing an hour later from Guangzhou. Trains on the new route will travel at 300 kilometers an hour, which will reduce the […]

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Overturned Burmese Tankers Burst into Flames; 25 Dead

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A derailed tanker train burst into flames in northern Burma Friday, killing at least 25 people. Burmese officials say the train — carrying fuel — derailed early Friday in the country’s Sagaing Region, injuring 62 people. People from nearby villages came to the scene. Officials said some were trying to collect the spilled fuel when […]

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More Than 32 People Killed in India Train Fire

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say more than 32 people are dead and more than 22 burned after a fire broke out on a passenger train in southern India. The fire on the long-distance service from New Delhi to Chennai apparently started in one coach during the early morning hours of Monday while most of the passengers slept. An […]

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Egypt Train Crash Injuries 4

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian medical officials say a train derailed and crashed south of Cairo Tuesday, injuring at least four people. The train reportedly collided with a stationary train and came off the line in the Badrashin area of Giza. Several of its carriages were overturned. Security officials had said an unknown number of people had died in […]

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Egypt Train Crashes, Unknown Number of Casualties

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a train derailed and crashed south of Cairo Tuesday, causing an unknown number of casualties. The train reportedly collided with a stationary train and came off the line in the Badrashin area of Giza. Five of its carriages were overturned, and some reports say it caught fire.

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Prosecutors: Human Error to Blame for Poland’s Deadly Train Crash

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish prosecutors say a railroad traffic controller is likely to blame for the deadly head-on collision of two passenger trains Saturday. Prosecutors said Monday the man will be charged with unintentionally causing an accident. They also are questioning another railroad worker in the crash that killed 16 people and injured more than 50 others. Poland […]

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Death Toll in Polish Train Crash Climbs to 16

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish rescue workers have pulled another victim from the wreckage of a head-on collision between two passenger trains, raising the death toll to 16. Officials say they believe they have found all the victims of the crash. Rescuers worked all night Sunday to look for survivors and recover bodies. Saturday’s crash injured at least 56 […]

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Death Toll in Polish Train Crash Climbs to 16

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Polish rescue workers have pulled another victim from the wreckage of a head-on collision between two passenger trains, raising the death toll to 16. Rescuers worked through the night to pull survivors and recover bodies from the site of the crash, which took place late Saturday. At least 56 of the estimated 350 people on […]

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15 Killed in Polish Train Crash

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Polish emergency officials say two passenger trains have collided head-on, killing 15 people and injuring at least 54. Prime Minister Donald Tusk called the accident “the most tragic train catastrophe” in Poland in recent years, after visiting the site early Sunday. Authorities say the trains were traveling toward each other on the same track late […]

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