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Officials review 2018 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew in SC

Jul. 23, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials are meeting to discuss what caused an Amtrak train to divert onto a side track in South Carolina last year and slam into a parked train, killing two crew members and injuring more than 100 passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday in...

Missing Polish boy's body found; dead father only suspect

Jul. 22, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland say the father of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found over the weekend is the sole suspect in the child's slaying. The father was killed after he threw himself under a train on July 10, the same day Dawid Zukowski's mother reported her son missing. The parents...

Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central Syria

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's transport ministry said a freight train carrying phosphate derailed and caught fire Sunday after getting hit by explosives planted on the tracks by militants in the country's center. The government-owned train was transporting phosphate from mines in Khunayfis in Homs...

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Jul. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S. Department of...

Police in Poland search for missing boy whose father died

Jul. 15, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are searching for the fifth straight day for a small boy whose father failed to deliver him to his mother and then died after being hit by a train. In one of the force's biggest searches ever, the police, aided by sniffer dogs and drones, have combed in vain through...

Train collision in Pakistan kills 20

Jul. 11, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train rammed into a freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 74 others, hospital officials said. The freight train was stationary when the speeding passenger train struck it at Walhar Railway Station in...

US-Canada train tunnel cleared, rails fixed after derailment

Jul. 10, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An international train tunnel connecting Michigan's Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, has been cleared and repaired following a multi-car train derailment that spilled sulfuric acid and damaged the tracks. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports the final train car was removed from the...

Railroad employee working on tracks hit, killed by train

Jul. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A commuter railroad worker in Philadelphia has been fatally struck by a train while doing work on the tracks. Police say it happened Monday night at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Erie Station on the Broad Street Line. Workers with the National Transportation...

Austria: 2 killed in collision between freight train and car

Jul. 3, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a collision between a freight train and a car in southeastern Austria killed two people. The collision happened at a crossing near the small town of Wildon on Wednesday. Police spokesman Fritz Grundnig told the Austria Press Agency that a man and a woman in the car were killed. The...

UK: 2 rail workers killed by train in south Wales

Jul. 3, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two rail workers were killed when they were hit by a train Wednesday morning in south Wales, British police said. Bill Kelly, route director for Network Rail Wales, said "two members of our team lost their lives today in an accident involving a train." The victims have not been named and the...