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Chronology of major train accidents since 1995

Following is chronology of major train accidents since 1995

india Updated: Dec 14, 2004 18:01 IST

May 14, 1995: 52 people killed as Madras-Kanyakumari Express collides with a goods train near Salem in Tamil Nadu.

June 1, 1995: 73 people killed in two separate railway accidents in West Bengal and Orissa.

August 20, 1995: 400 people killed as Puroshottam Express, rams into Kalindi Express near Firozabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

April 18, 1996: 60 people killed as Gorakhpur-Gonda passenger train rams into a stationary goods train at Domingarh near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

May 14, 1996: 35 people killed as the bus carrying them collided with the Ernakulam-Kayamkulam train at an unmanned level-crossing near Alappuzha in Kerala.

May 25, 1996: 25 people killed as an Allahabad-bound passenger train rammed into a tractor-trolley at an unmanned level crossing near Varanasi.

December 30, 1996: 33 people killed in a bomb blast on the Brahmaputra Mail between Kokrajahar and Fakiragram station in lower Assam.

July 8, 1996: 33 people killed in a bomb blast on a passenger train at Lehra Khanna railway station in Bhatinda district in Punjab.

July 28, 1997: 12 people were killed when Karnataka Eexpress collided with Himsagar Express near Faridabad on the outskirts of New Delhi.

April 4, 1998

: 24 killed and 32 injured at Parali Vaijanath railway station in Maharashtra as 15 wagons of a good train ram into the Manmad-Kachiguda Express.

August 13, 1998: 19 people killed and 27 injured as a bus rams into the Chennai-Madurai Express train at an unmanned level-crossing near Karur in Tamil Nadu.

September 24, 1998: 20 people, including 14 children, killed and 33 injured when a train engine rams into a bus at an unmanned level-crossing near Bottalaapalem village in Andhra Pradesh.

November 26, 1998: At least 108 people die as Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Express rams into three derailed bogies of Amritsar-bound Frontier Golden Temple Mail near Ludhiana.

July 16, 1999: 17 killed people and over 200 injured as the New Delhi-bound Grand Trunk Express from Chennai collided with derailed wagons of a goods train near Mathura.

December 3, 2000: 46 killed and over 130 injured as the Howrah-Amritsar Mail rams into a derailed goods train between Sarai Banjara and Sadhugarh in Punjab.

June 22, 2001: Fifty-two people were killed when three coaches of Mangalore-Madras Mail tumbled into the Kadalundi river, near Kozhikode in Kerala.

August 16, 2001: Fifteen people, including eight women and two children were run over by a train while crossing a track in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district.

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

Jan 5, 2002: 21 people killed and 41 injured when the Secunderabad-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.

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: In the first major accident on Konkan Railway section, 53 people, including three children, were killed and 25 injured when the first three coaches and engine of the Karwar-Mumbai Central (904 up) 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 at least 18 people in the train and in a fish market on the ground.

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

First Published: Dec 14, 2004 18:01 IST