Railway-officials-and-security-personnel-are-pictured-at-the-scene-of-a-derailed-train-at-Teghria-village-near-Jagiroad-Rail-Station-in-Morigaon-district-some-90-kms-from-Guwahati-in-India-s-northeastern-state-of-Assam-on-April-16-2014-Over-50-passengers-were-injured-in-the-accident-Northeast-Frontier-Railway-sources-said-AFP-Photo
Railway-officials-and-security-personnel-are-pictured-at-the-scene-of-a-derailed-train-at-Teghria-village-near-Jagiroad-Rail-Station-in-Morigaon-district-some-90-kms-from-Guwahati-in-India-s-northeastern-state-of-Assam-on-April-16-2014-Over-50-passengers-were-injured-in-the-accident-Northeast-Frontier-Railway-sources-said-AFP-Photo

27,581 Indians died in railway accidents in 2014

A total of 27,581 Indians died in 2014 in railway related accidents, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau shows.
By Vignesh Radhakrishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2015 02:06 PM IST

A total of 27,581 Indians died in 2014 in railway related accidents, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau shows.

The NCRB has recorded railway-related accidents in two categories - railway and railways crossing accidents.

The leading cause of deaths in railway accidents was fall from trains/collision of trains with people on tracks, which together accounted for 13,542 deaths. Other causes include - collisions (99 deaths), derailments (59), explosion/fire (32). Cause for rest of the cases are not known.

Railway accidents

According to the NCRB, 25,006 people died and 3,882 were injured in a total of 28,360 railway accidents across the country in 2014. The railway accident cases have decreased by 9.2% as compared to those in 2013.

Maharashtra reported the maximum or 7,969 such cases in which 5,024 people were killed and 3,208 were injured. In cities, the maximum number of deaths was reported in Delhi (856), followed by Bhopal (132), Allahabad (92) and Jabalpur (76).

Here is a complete state-wise break-up of railway accident cases, number of injured and deaths:



The maximum number of railway accidents happened in June or 9.4% of the total. And most of these accidents or 17.5% of total were reported between 6am and 9am.

Railway crossing accidents

NCRB says a total of 2,547 railway crossing accidents led to 2,575 deaths and 126 injuries across the country in 2014. The railways crossing accidents have increased by 83.5% when compared to 2013.

Telangana had an unusually large number of railway crossing accidents with 1,061 or 41.65% incidents being reported from the state.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
This year's Republic Day presents an unprecedented challenge for the Capital's police force.(PTI)
This year's Republic Day presents an unprecedented challenge for the Capital's police force.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 5-layer security cover in Delhi on R-Day

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Close
Farmers gather to take part in a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of Republic Day at Singhu border near Delhi.(Reuters Photo )
Farmers gather to take part in a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of Republic Day at Singhu border near Delhi.(Reuters Photo )

Farmers tractor live updates: Protesters at Singhu border begin march to Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:57 AM IST
The protesters who were camping at Delhi’s Singhu border have begun their march into the Capital. Follow live updates here
This year's Republic Day presents an unprecedented challenge for the Capital's police force. (PTI)
This year's Republic Day presents an unprecedented challenge for the Capital's police force. (PTI)

Facial recognition systems, 5-layer cover for Republic Day Parade, tractor march

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:43 AM IST
The systems have a database of 50,000 suspected terrorists, criminals and anti-social elements and have been set up at 30 spots on Rajpath.
Close
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wished the country on its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday. (PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal wished the country on its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday. (PTI)

On Republic Day, Arvind Kejriwal salutes real heroes of the country

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:17 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also mentioned sanitisation workers and the brave soldiers of the country on India's 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday.
Close
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT file)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT file)

Ram temple construction: VHP team expected to meet Delhi CM this week

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:14 AM IST
On Monday, a delegation met the L-G of Delhi, Anil Baijal, who contributed 1 lakh for the temple construction
Close
Security personnel keep vigil at Rajpath on the eve of the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo )
Security personnel keep vigil at Rajpath on the eve of the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo )

Republic Day 2021: Where, when to watch the parade

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Republic Day Parade 2021 live stream and telecast will begin at 9am on all TV channels of Doordarshan.
Close
Google celebrates 'Unity in diversity' in today's doodle.
Google celebrates 'Unity in diversity' in today's doodle.

Selfie, sitar, cricket: Google celebrates R-Day with Mumbai artist's doodle

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Today's Goggle doodle, illustrated by Mumbai's Onkar Fondekar, sums up India, its unity in diversity and vibrant culture.
Close
Entry of general people has been banned and only the invited guests will be allowed to be present.(PTI)
Entry of general people has been banned and only the invited guests will be allowed to be present.(PTI)

'Jai Hind': PM Modi greets nation on 72nd Republic Day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:26 AM IST
  • Only around 25,000 spectators will be allowed to witness the parade as compared to the average of 1.15 lakh people every year.
Close
A vehicle cleans Rajpath on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.(AFP)
A vehicle cleans Rajpath on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.(AFP)

Live Updates: Security increased across country on 72nd Republic Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:54 AM IST
  • Republic Day 2021 Live Updates: The Republic Day Parade ceremony will commence with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial.
India’s military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress will be on display during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations.(ANI)
India’s military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress will be on display during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations.(ANI)

With many firsts, India’s military might, cultural diversity on display on R-Day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:41 AM IST
  • The Republic Day Parade ceremony will commence with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial. He will lead the nation in paying tributes to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath.
Close
President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Sunday. (Twitter)
President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Sunday. (Twitter)

Much ado about Netaji portrait at Prez House

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:21 AM IST
  • The claim, that the portrait was based on Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, popularly known as Bumba, who played Bose in a 2019 movie, Gumnaami gathered momentum.
Close
A Chinese soldier stands guard on the Chinese side of the Naku La border crossing between India and China.(AFP File)
A Chinese soldier stands guard on the Chinese side of the Naku La border crossing between India and China.(AFP File)

Troops come to blows in India-China face-off

By Rahul Singh, Rezaul H Laskar, Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:22 AM IST
  • The latest incident took place at Naku La area, which is at a height of over 5,000 metres, on January 20, when Chinese soldiers attempted to intrude into the Indian territory.
Close
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, made it clear that it will not transfer the petitions against the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, to itself, but would like the high court to rule on the validity of the law.(HT Archive)
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, made it clear that it will not transfer the petitions against the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, to itself, but would like the high court to rule on the validity of the law.(HT Archive)

Conversion ordinance: Don’t take HC ‘lightly’, top court tells UP govt

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:13 AM IST
  • The state government, got adjournments from the high court in the last two hearings citing the pendency of the similar petitions before the Supreme Court.
Close
A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration. (REUTERS)
A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration. (REUTERS)

India to impose permanent ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok: Report

Reuters, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:56 AM IST
The ministry's June order stated that the apps were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".
Close
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving PM, stepped down last August and was the first Japanese PM to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in 2014.(REUTERS)
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving PM, stepped down last August and was the first Japanese PM to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in 2014.(REUTERS)

Govt confers 119 Padma honours

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:53 AM IST
  • The list of Padma awards also comprised 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri recipients.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP