Latest Rail accidents News

At least 9 dead, dozens injured as trains collide in India's Darjeeling district, a tourist hotspot

Jun. 17, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cargo train rammed into a passenger train in India's eastern state of West Bengal on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. Television channels showed video of one train rammed into the end of the other, with one...

Train collision in eastern India has killed 5 and injured 25, local media report

Jun. 17, 2024 01:29 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Train collision in eastern India has killed 5 and injured 25, local media report.

Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

Jun. 14, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish accident investigators on Friday said the country's oldest amusement park didn't properly test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year and sent some passengers plunging to the ground, killing one and injuring nine others, one seriously. ...

Toxic garlic should have prompted EPA to warn against gardening near Ohio derailment, watchdog says

Jun. 13, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

The Environmental Protection Agency should conduct additional soil studies near the site of a toxic train derailment in Ohio and warn people it might not be safe to garden there after independent testing showed high levels of chemicals in locally grown garlic, a watchdog group said Thursday. ...

At least 4 people killed, 27 injured when trains collide in the Czech Republic, officials say

Jun. 06, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A passenger train collided head-on with a freight train in the Czech Republic, killing at least four people and injuring 27 others, officials said Thursday. Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said the crash took place late Wednesday night in the city of Pardubice, about...

Child and 2 adults killed on railroad bridge when struck by train in Virginia

Jun. 06, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A child and two adults walking on a railroad bridge were killed when they were struck by a train in northern Virginia, police said. Fairfax County Police say their preliminary investigation shows that the three were walking on the elevated railroad tracks...

IRS decides people who got money from Norfolk Southern after Ohio derailment won't be taxed on it

Jun. 05, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

Most people who received money from Norfolk Southern in the wake of last year's fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio won't have to pay taxes on millions of dollars in aid payments after all. The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that most of the payments people who live near...

A Colorado woman who was handcuffed in a police car hit by a train receives an $8.5M settlement

Jun. 05, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman who was seriously injured when a freight train hit the parked police vehicle in which she sat handcuffed has reached an $8.5 million settlement, a lawyer representing two of the involved police officers said Wednesday. The city of Fort Lupton and...

A firefighter dies and a long-distance train derails amid heavy rains and flooding in Germany

Jun. 02, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Flooding, high river levels and heavy rain led to the death of a firefighter and disrupted train travel in southern Germany on Sunday. The firefighter's body was recovered after an inflatable watercraft carrying four firefighters capsized as they...

In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, a hidden underground world is under threat by the Maya Train

May. 31, 2024 03:05 AM EDT

AKTUN TUYUL CAVE SYSTEM, Mexico (AP) — Rays of sunlight slice through pools of crystal water as clusters of fish cast shadows on the limestone below. Arching over the emerald basin are walls of stalactites dripping down the cavern ceiling, which opens to a dense jungle. These...