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5 lawsuits from Hoboken train crash settled for $8 million

Jun. 14, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

More than $8 million has been paid to settle five lawsuits stemming from the deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016, including one filed by the family of a woman who was killed. Attorneys representing Fabiola Bittar de Kroon and four other plaintiffs who had...

Two men killed in Montana mine accident are identified

Jun. 13, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

NYE, Mont. (AP) — The Stillwater County Coroner's Office has identified two men who were killed last week in an underground accident at a Montana mine. Sixty-five-year-old Dale Ketola of Columbus, Montana and 55-year-old Jerry Ashlock of Caldwell, Idaho died Wednesday...

Bus carrying pilgrims overturns in SW Pakistan, killing 20

Jun. 11, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway and fell into a ravine in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50 others, police and officials said. The accident happened...

NTSB releases report on Washington oil-train derailment

Jun. 10, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report regarding a late 2020 oil-train derailment and fire in a rural Washington town close to the Canadian border. NTSB officials said in a Thursday news release that their report...

Underground mine vehicle accident in Montana kills 2

Jun. 10, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

NYE, Mont. (AP) — Two workers for the only palladium and platinum mining operation in the U.S. have died in an underground accident at a Montana mine, company officials said. The employees were in a utility vehicle called a side-by-side that crashed into an underground...

Police: Teen hit by train, killed

Jun. 09, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by an Amtrak train while walking along the tracks, authorities said. Officers responding to an emergency call around 10 p.m. Tuesday found the woman from the Garner area dead, Apex police said in a news...

Firefighters extinguish train fire in downtown Las Vegas

Jun. 08, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a train rail car on fire in downtown Las Vegas Monday. The department received reports around 9:40 p.m. of an explosion in a rail car parked on the railroad tracks behind the Main Street Station, spokesman Tim...

Official: Death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan train collision

Jun. 08, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a horrific collision of two trains in southern Pakistan rose to 65 on Tuesday after rescuers pulled 15 more bodies from crumpled cars a day after the crash, government officials said. The collision took place on a dilapidated...

Train barrels into another in Pakistan, killing at least 51

Jun. 07, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 51 people and setting off a desperate effort to search the crumpled cars for survivors and the dead, authorities said. More than 100 other...

Rail union: Sabotage caused Washington oil-train derailment

Jun. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A rail union official reportedly told investigators that a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle late last year was caused by sabotage. Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed and five caught fire in Custer, Washington, on Dec. 22, 2020,...