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This photo  provided by HZSKVK, shows emergency services at the scene after two trains collided, near the village of Pernink, Czech Republic, Tuesday July 7, 2020. Officials say two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20. The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate says the collision took place after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) Tuesday between the stations Nove Hamry and Pernink near the German border (HZSKVK via AP)

Trains collide head-on near Czech-German border; 2 dead

Jul. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20, officials said on Tuesday. The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate said the collision took place after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) between the stations Nove Hamry and Pernink near the...

Greece: Several hurt as subway train hits terminus barrier

Jul. 7, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Several people received light injuries on a subway train near Athens after it failed to stop in time before hitting a barrier at an overground terminus station, authorities said Tuesday. At least eight people were hurt, public authorities said, when the train hit the barrier at...

People carry a girl, who was injured in bus and train accident, after receiving initial treatment at a hospital in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 3, 2020. A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan, police and rescue officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan: 22 dead

Jul. 3, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing 22 people, including seven women, officials said. At least six pilgrims were injured. The accident happened in the district of Sheikhupura in Punjab...

Switzerland: 2 trains collide in mountain railway tunnel

Jul. 3, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two trains collided in a tunnel on a mountain railway in Switzerland on Friday, slightly injuring a few people, the railway operator said. A car shuttle train transporting about 15 vehicles hit the side of a local passenger train with about 30 people on board that was traveling in the...

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2019 file photo photo provided by the Washington County, Md., shows a freight line train in the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.  A report from the Federal Railroad Administration says an engineer error caused a CSX freight train to derail as it crossed the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The derailment in December sent two cars into the water and damaged a footbridge that is part of the Appalachian Trail  (Washington County, Md via AP, File)

Report: Engineer error caused train derailment

Jun. 25, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — An engineer error caused a CSX freight train to derail as it crossed the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, sending two cars into the water and damaging a footbridge that is part of the Appalachian Trail, according to a report from the Federal Railroad...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

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Train collides with bus in the Czech Republic, 12 injured

Jun. 14, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A regional passenger train in the Czech Republic collided Sunday with a bus and derailed, injuring 12 people, officials said. The Rail Safety Inspection said the accident occurred Sunday morning at a crossing near the town of Benesov located southeast of Prague. The agency said five...

Firefighters and Spanish civil guards at the scene of an accident after a high-speed passenger train hit a car on a track in La Hiniesta, northwest Spain, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Two people were killed when a high-speed passenger train with more than 150 people on board hit a car on the tracks in northwest Spain on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Fraile)

High-speed Spanish passenger train hits car on track; 2 dead

Jun. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two people were killed when a high-speed passenger train with more than 150 people on board hit a car on the tracks in northwest Spain on Tuesday. Emergency services said the locomotive derailed but not the train's carriages, and most of the passengers climbed out uninjured. Five people were...

Judge reinstates charges in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash

May. 15, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has reinstated all charges brought against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia in 2015 that killed eight people. The ruling Thursday by Superior Court Judge Victor Stabile overturns a lower court's decision last July to dismiss the...

FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge. The Trump administration on Monday, May 11, 2020, moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail in response to numerous explosive accidents. The Department of Transportation determined federal law preempts the state's mandate that crude from the oil fields of the Northern Plains have more of its volatile gases removed prior to being loaded onto rail cars. (KGW-TV via AP, File)

US says Washington state overstepped with oil train law

May. 11, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail following a string of explosive accidents. The Department of Transportation determined federal law preempts the Washington law adopted last year, which...